In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
The Chicago Construction Codes establish minimum standards for the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, and demolition of buildings and other structures in order to protect public health, safety and welfare.
The Chicago Construction Codes are adopted and amended by the city council. Electronic versions of the Chicago Construction Codes can be accessed using the link below. Some portions of the Chicago Construction Codes incorporate model codes and standards. Where available, links to view or purchase these documents are provided.
The Department of Buildings periodically issues clarifications and interpretations of the Chicago Construction Code to provide guidance on frequently-encountered issues. Pursuant to Section 14A-10-1002.1 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions, formal intepretations issued by the Building Commissioner have the force of law.