Calculate the Cost of a Building Permit

The online calculator estimates the cost of a building permit based on provisions of the Chicago Building Code. The factors necessary to use this calculator are construction type, occupancy type, area in square feet, and project scope.

For questions about building permit fees, please contact your assigned project manager or dob-info@cityofchicago.org.

Please note that permit fees were modified as part of the 2022 budget process. For permits issued on or after January 1, 2022:

For permits issued between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021: