Calculate the Cost of a Building Permit

This online calculator estimates the cost of a building permit based on provisions of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions. The factors necessary to use this calculator are construction type, occupancy type, area in square feet, and project scope. An alternative fee, based on the number of pages being revised, may apply to revision permits in accordance with Section 14A-4-412.2.2.4 of the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.

For questions about building permit fees, please contact your assigned project manager or

Please note that the online calculator currently reflects the permit fee structure for permits issued in calendar year 2024.

For permits issued January 1, 2024 or later:

For permits issued January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023:

For permits issued January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022:

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