Building Permit Online Application Instructions
Instructions for starting a building permit application online in the Dynamic Portal for work under the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes.
Certified Plan Corrections
To allow for a shorter, simpler and more efficient building permit process, all Standard Plan Review building permit applications must use the Certified Plan Corrections program to address most types of plan review corrections issued by the Department of Buildings after a full review.
Instructions for "Short Form" Permit Applications
Instructions for obtaining a "short form" permit for repairs or minor alterations to existing plumbing, ventilation or refrigeration equipment without an in-person visit to City Hall.
Instructions for Online Submission of Easy Permit Applications
Instructions for obtaining an easy permit without an in-person visit to City Hall.
New Building Code Interpretations
On November 9, 2018, the Department of Buildings adopted three new formal written interpretations of the Chicago Building Code.
Permit Application Forms
Building Permit Application Forms
Requirements for permitting a revision after a building permit has been issued.
Self-Certification Training Program - 2019
Materials for Self-Certification Professional Training Program, December 2-4, 2019
Structural Peer Review Program
The Structural Peer Review Program is designed to expedite the permit process by reducing the time and effort required for conventional structural plan examination by Department of Buildings personnel.
Temporary Outdoor Stage Permitting Procedures
A summary of permitting procedures and requirements for stages that will be temporary (installed at the same location for 180 days or less)
Temporary Tent Permitting Procedures
A summary of permitting procedures and requirements for tents that will be temporary (installed at the same location for 180 days or less)