Administrative Reviews and Approvals Division

Map and Text Amendments

The offices of the Zoning Administrator and the Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development receive and review applications for zoning amendments. Each proposed map and text amendment application is then forwarded with a recommendation to the City Council Committee on Zoning.

Applications are submitted to the Department of Planning and Development in Room 905. The chief plan examiner performs preliminary reviews for completeness.

Applications must include specific information with respect to the proposed development after rezoning. Applications must be made by the owner of the property to be rezoned or include written authorization from the owner.

Each applicant must send written notice to all property owners of all property within 250 feet in each direction of the lot lines of the subject property, not more than 30 days before filing an application for amendment.

Applications must include a non-refundable fee of $1,025 to be paid to the City of Chicago Department of Finance.

Zoning Amendment application