In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please click here.
Prior to the start of work, a permit is required from the Department of Water Management for the construction, repair, adjustment, rodding or cleaning of any subsurface structure designed to collect or transport storm and/or sanitary waste water, either in private property or in the public way. A Department of Water Management permit must be obtained only by a licensed drainlayer. A licensed drainlayer is a person possessing a Sewer and Drain License issued by the Department of Water Management. Evidence of a current City of Chicago general business or home repair license and a Department of Transportation Public Way Work License must be presented at the time of application for a Drainlayer’s License.