The Department of Buildings enhances safety and quality of life for residents and visitors of the City of Chicago through permitting, inspections, trade licensing, and enforcement of the Chicago Building Code.


Average Time for Permit Issuance

Real Time metrics for Standard Plan Review (small to mid-size new construction and renovation projects) issued in the past two-weeks. The Department of Buildings issues many building permits on the same day through the Easy Permit Process.

 Department Main Office


  • Phone: 312.744.3449, or to report a violation, call 3-1-1

  • 121 N. LaSalle
    Room 900
    Chicago, IL 60602   
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