Shared Cost Sidewalk Program


Sidewalk Installation


Due to the State of Illinois Stay-at-Home order for COVID-19, the Department of Finance has closed four of the five payment locations. The only walk-in payment location that is open is:

400 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

During the Stay-at-Home order and to comply with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidelines, it is encouraged that payments are mailed to the Department of Finance:

Chicago Department of Finance
City Hall
121 North LaSalle Street Room 107

Chicago, IL 60602


*** 2021 Program Opens to New Applicants on January 11, 2021 from 6AM to 10PM ***

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of this popular program, taking advantage of the low cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program cost per square foot charged to property owners is well below what a private contractor would charge. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may qualify for a further discounted rate.

Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of participants is based on availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so you are encouraged to apply early. Please note that if you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2021 if you wish to be considered for the 2021 program. Applications will only be accepted through the City’s 311 system by calling 311 or through the City’s service request website The property owner’s contact information and the property address are required at the time of request.

Click on the links below for more information on the program.

As always, residents can report other sidewalk conditions to 311 by phone or via the city website.