Accessibility Compliance

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The Accessibility Compliance Unit (ACU) works to ensure that the City of Chicago is accessible to people with all types of disabilities.


  • Advises city departments and sister agencies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local disability rights laws and regulations---
  • Examines and permits plans for compliance with the accessibility provisions of the Chicago Building Code and Illinois Accessibility Code
  • Provides pre-permit plan review guidance for architects and developers for a nominal fee. Visit the pre-permit plan review page for more information.
  • Provides technical assistance to individuals and businesses regarding federal state and local disability rights and accessibility requirements. To obtain technical assistance, please email us at or call us at 312.744.4441.


Please visit the MOPD Project Data Form (PDF) page for a commercial permit.


For information on fees, please download the Preliminary Review Fee Memo PDF.



Accessibility Compliance - Site Inspections

A site inspection can be requested when questions arise regarding accessibility compliance in buildings that are completed or under construction.

Appointment to Meet with MOPD Preliminary Plan Review

The Pre-Permit Plan Review Process assists architects, builders and developers in the early stages of plan development with accessibility compliance.

Building Permit Review for Accessibility

MOPD offers a review of building plans to ensure accessibility compliance as part of permit approval process.


The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Accessibility Compliance Unit has made the following determinations of equivalent facilitation of upper kitchen cabinetry.

Disability Rights: SERVICE ANIMALS:

Resources for Individuals with Disabilities and Illinois Businesses regarding services animals.


More information will be forthcoming!

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