Accessibility Compliance

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

The Accessibility Compliance Unit (ACU):

  • 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.