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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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Low Alert Sep 22, 2015 Check out our updated Contact Information for the Department of Buildings.

Most Recent News (Builders)

Oct 05,2016 City Council Approves Ordinances Proposed by Mayor Emanuel, Chairman Austin to Improve Procurement Processes
Jul 18,2016 Chicago Mayor Emanuel And Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Launch Industrial Growth Zones Program
Apr 27,2016 Financial Incentives to Increase Number of Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicabs
Mar 21,2016 Mayor Emanuel Invites All to Chicago Residents Service Fairs
Feb 23,2016 City of Chicago Announces Open Doors Organization To Provide Centralized Taxicab Dispatch Service for Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles

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