Landscape Ordinance

The City of Chicago's Landscape Ordinance requires landscape features to be incorporated into all new or substantially renovated business, commercial buildings and large residential buildings. Planting standards are maintained by the Department of Streets and Sanitation's Bureau of Forestry. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) reviews survey plats, parking lot layouts and site plans to ensure that projects conform to the requirements of the ordinance.

Landscape reviews are conducted by DPD from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 905. The forms at right are required along with landscape plans at the time of review.


Additional Information:

Landscape Affidavit Form

Landscape Deposit Mailing Certification

Landscape Security Deposit Receipt

Landscape Deposit Affidavit/Receipt

Landscape Deposit Refund Request

Guide to the Chicago Landscape Ordinance

Landscape Ordinance FAQ