On September 6, 2017, the City Council amended the vacant building registration provisions of the Code to streamline the registration fee structure for both owner and mortgagee-initiated registrations and expand the mortgagee registration requirement to include unregistered vacant non-residential buildings.
The initial registration fee for registration by the building owner is $300 for a period of six months and $300 for each subsequent six-month registration renewal. If the building is cited for non-compliance prior to registration, the initial registration fee is $600.
The initial registration fee for registration by the building mortgagee (if the building owner has failed to register as required) is $700 for a period of six months and $300 for each subsequent six-month registration renewal.
Pursuant to Section 7 of Ordinance SO2017-3889 as amended by O2018-974, notice is hereby given by the posting of this notice on the Chicago Department of Buildings public website that these changes will take effect Monday, July 2, 2018.