Office of the Zoning Administrator

Correspondences to the attention of the Zoning Administrator for the City of Chicago should be addressed as follows:

Patrick Murphey
Zoning Administrator
Department of Planning and Development
Bureau of Zoning
121 North LaSalle Street
Room 905
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Any requests for zoning verification, rebuild, advisory, or opinion from the Zoning Administrator’s Office requires a $150 filing fee and may take up to 30 days for processing, research, and issuance. Payment or proof of payment must be included with the request; all checks should be made payable to the City of Chicago.

Please include with your request supportive documentation (for example: plat of survey, property index number, permit information, dimensioned floor and site plans, dimensioned elevations, drawings, photographs, historical and/or intended use narrative, etc.) as applicable. Letters of request submitted without the fee will be returned to the requester. If additional information related to a particular request is necessary, then applicants will be notified.

Please be aware that recently approved Zoning Map Amendments may take up to 90 days to be reflected on the City of Chicago’s Zoning and Land Use Map.

Please call (312) 744-5777 or email for more information.