The Department of Buildings enhances safety and quality of life for Chicago's residents and visitors through permitting, inspections, trade licensing, and code enforcement.
Featured Services and Programs
Easy Permits, Self-Certification, Standard Plan Review, Developer Services, Specialized Reviews
Inspections and Reports
Permit, periodic, and complaint-based inspections; Required reporting programs
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
121 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings