Demolition (Wrecking) Permits

A demolition (wrecking) permit is required for the wrecking or tearing down of any building or other structure.

Wrecking permits may only be obtained by a person or company with a wrecking bond on file with the City of Chicago.

Wrecking permits are issued by the Department of Buildings. Additional demolition-related requirements regarding lead and asbestos abatement are enforced by the Department of Public Health.

Permit desk location: 121 N. LaSalle Street (City Hall), Room 900

Permit desk hours: every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For wrecking permit information, please call 312.7434.9455.

For wrecking bond information, please call 312.744.7188.