Planned Development Review Fees

During the 2020 budget process, the Chicago City Council amended the fee structure for Planned Development (PD) review fees in Section 17-13-0610 of the Municipal Code of Chicago. The calculation of the fee remains the same, $0.50 per square foot of buildable floor area, however, the payment structure changed.

For all PD applications filed on or after January 1, 2020, 50% of the review fee is now required at time of Plan Commission review, the balance is to be paid at time of Part II Review. If the buildable floor area square footage changes between the Plan Commission review and building permit review, the total review fee will be prorated, accordingly, at the time of building permit review. PD applications filed with the City Clerk prior to January 1, 2020, will be required to pay the full review fee at the time of Part II permit review.

Each review fee must be paid and a date/stamped receipt submitted by the applicant or the applicant’s agent to the PD Project Manager for the Plan Commission review fee or the Part II Plan Reviewer for the permit review fee. The Plan Commission review fee is refundable up until the point when the project is put on an agenda for the public hearing and the associated public hearing notice is published.

Payment Instructions: Plan Commission Review Fee

  1. Payment of 50% of the review fee is due at time the PD application is filed, commencing the Plan Commission review
  2. Payment must be made in person at the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Payment Center, Room 107A of City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or at the DOR window in Room 905 of City Hall, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  3. Make checks payable to the City of Chicago. Note that if the applicant has experienced an "NSF" (Non-Sufficient Funds) hold, then the applicant must pay by Cash, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check.
  4. At least two copies of the Plan Commission Review Fee Sheet must be submitted to the DOR with payment. One copy will be retained by DOR and one copy should be presented to the PD Project Manager.
  5. DOR will provide the applicant with a receipt, and the applicant may request a duplicate receipt.
  6. Return a copy of the Plan Commission Review Fee Sheet and proof of payment to the PD Project Manager
  7. The fee is refundable up until the point when the project is put on an agenda for the public hearing and the associated public hearing notice is published.

Payment Instructions: Part II Review Fee

  1. Payment of the balance of the Review Fee is due at permit review. The Part II Plan Reviewer will calculate the fee due for the permit, based on the final buildable floor area, and will provide the applicant with a Part II Review Fee Notification letter. Payments for phased developments will be prorated based on the total floor area included for the individual permit application.
  2. Payment must be made in person at the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Payment Center, Room 107A of City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or at the DOR window in Room 905 of City Hall, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  3. Make checks payable to the City of Chicago. Note that if the applicant has experienced an "NSF" (Non-Sufficient Funds) hold, then the applicant must pay by Cash, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check.
  4. At least two copies of the Part II Review Fee Notification letter must be submitted to the DOR with payment. One copy will be retained by DOR and one is for Part II Review staff.
  5. DOR will provide the applicant with a receipt. The applicant may request a duplicate receipt.
  6. Return one copy of the Part II Review Fee Notification letter and proof of payment to the Part II Review staff in Room 905 of City Hall to continue the review. A scanned copy can be emailed to the associated reviewer.

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