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 visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
A building permit is considered expired if construction has not begun within 6 months of the permit issue date or if there is more than 12 months of inactivity after construction has begun. Effectively immediately, a City Hall Building Department supervisor may approve permit reinstatements. Reinstatements will be processed using the Easy Permit Process (EPP) as outlined below.
1. An EPP application must be submitted to the Department of Buildings at City Hall Room 906.
2. A City Hall supervisor will contact a New Construction Supervising Inspector to verify if there are issues with the construction site or inspections.
3. If reinstatement of a permit is approved by a supervisor then the following fees will apply: