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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. 

Alerts (Builders)

Low Alert Jun 28, 2013 Sign Permit Moratorium

Most Recent News (Builders)

Apr 02,2014 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Sign Ordinance Amendment To Address Changing Technology In Dynamic Image And Video Display Signs
Feb 14,2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Launch of First Phase of Paperless Online Permit and License Portal for Businesses
Jan 15,2014 City Council Confirms Felicia Davis Commissioner of the Department of Buildings
Jan 06,2014 Mayor Emanuel, City of Chicago Officials Provide Update on Winter Weather Response and Efforts to Help Keep Residents Safe as Extremely Frigid Temperatures and High Winds Continue
Dec 10,2013 Mayor Emanuel Names Felicia Davis Commissioner Of The Department Of Buildings

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