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.
The content on this page is meant to provide information and links to necessary services and applications for larger construction projects requiring plan review and or developer services. For small home renovation or other smaller projects please click the following link to the Chicago Department of Buildings Easy Permit Program . If you are unsure if your project qualifies for the easy permit process the following link provides a brief overview of the easy permit process as well as common projects covered under this process. Easy Permit Process Overview
Additional links for assistance in beginning the developer services process
In accordance with §11-4-1905 (Construction or demolition site waste recycling) of the Chicago Municipal Code, new construction and demolition or renovation that meet the requirements of the code are required to recycle or reuse at least 50 percent of construction or demolition debris, as measured by weight, produced on site. Further information on the requirements of the ordinance, regulations, forms, recycling service providers, and other assistance can be found on Streets and Sanitation's (Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling).