The Department of Buildings

Conservation Inspection

The Division of Building Inspections, more commonly known as "Conservation", is charged with enforcing the Chicago Building Code as it relates to the City's existing housing stock. Inspectional activities include yearly inspection of over 22,000 "Annual" buildings, court ordered re-inspections, license application inspections, inspection of public places of assembly, surveys, and exterior wall inspections.

The bulk of our inspections are generated by citizen complaints. These complaints vary in the degree of severity and range from insufficient heat in dwelling units to bricks falling from buildings.

If there are any questions, a Conservation supervisor is available to answer any questions.

To report a building inspection, dial 311.

Report Building Violation