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.
Assets managed by the department include more than 10,000 pieces of equipment and vehicles and more than 425 leased and owned facilities. Other operational support provided by the department includes document retention, central mail, graphics and reproduction services, and environmental support. The department employs 1214 trades and administrative staff (includes employees and vacancies) and has an annual operating budget of approximately $330 million.