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Builders, whether it be the homeowner personally or a contractor they have hired, must apply for permits before any building can take place.  The Standard Plan Review program or the Easy Permit Process is a place to begin the permit process, depending on the scope of the work. 

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High Alert Jun 19, 2017 New Debt-Check Process for Self-Certification Architects

Most Recent News (Builders)

Sep 06,2017 Chicago One of First Major Cities to Align with the 2017 National Electrical Code
Aug 25,2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Pilot Initiative To Generate New Affordable Housing Options In Gentrifying Neighborhoods
Aug 16,2017 Mayor Emanuel Issues Executive Order to Require City's Largest Construction Projects Commit to Hiring Diverse Workforce
Jul 28,2017 Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Launches Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities
Jul 26,2017 Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Department of Buildings Introduce Update To Chicago Electrical Code To Support Sustainability, Safety And Savings For Residents

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