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Building Permits: Requirement Guides

To facilitate the approval of a building permit application, we strongly recommend that you review the requirements for your construction project as so enumerated on the flyers available below.

Please choose the applicable flyer for your specific project(s).   Please submit ALL copies with your application as required.   Our office will not make the photocopies for you. Please note that the following list of requirements may not reflect all documents and items required for permit review and approval. During the review process, there may be additional items and documents requested by staff. Also, the permit may require permits from other local, state or federal agencies and you will be notified of these requirements during the permit review process.

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General

To submit permit applications, please email us at:   intake.bnz@cookcountyil.gov

 

Permit Tips   -    Would you like to have your building permit reviewed as quickly as possible?  Did you know you could email your documents to us?

 

Zoning Districts - Summary of Commercial District Requirements, Cook County Zoning Ordinance

 

Above Ground Pool 

Advertising Signs and Identification Devices Permit Requirements

Advertising Sign Application

Business Occupancy

Deck  

Demolition

Fence

Fireworks

Flat Work Requirements

Floodplain Review Site Engineering Review for Floodplain Compliance

Generator Installations

Heat Ordinance

In Ground Pool

Guidelines for Homeowner Roofers

Re-Roofing Permit Requirements

Detached Garage/Shed Plan Application & Requirements

Detached Garage/Shed Plan Layout

Spa

Tent

Window Replacement Requirements

 

Review and Advisory

Architectural Advisory - Single Family Residential - posted online May, 2012

Architectural Advisory - All structures other than single family residential - posted online May, 2012

Engineering Advisory

Site Engineering Review - Floodplain Compliance 

Site Engineering Review – Single Family Residence 

Site Engineering Review - Commercial/Industrial Construction

 

Township Requirements

Specific requirements for the following unincorporated townships. 
Maine Township Requirements 
Northfield Township Requirements 
Palos Township Requirements

Schaumburg Township Requirements 
Wheeling Township Requirements

Worth Township Requirements

Agency Contact Information Portlet  
Contact Information
Contact Information

Bureau Name:

All Agencies

Main Office:

Building and Zoning
Bureau of Economic Development ----- 69 W. Washington, Suite 2830
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Telephone: (312) 603-0500
Fax: (312) 603-9940
TDD: (800) 526-0857

Director:
Timothy P. Bleuher, Commissioner

Hours:
M-F: 8.30 AM-4.30 PM; Sun-Sat: Closed

E-Mail:

To Submit Permit Applications:

intake.bnz@cookcountyil.gov

For General Information:

info.bnz@cookcountyil.gov

URL:
www.cookcountyil.gov/
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North Side Field Office:
2nd Municipal District Court Building, 5600 Old Orchard Road, Room #022
Skokie, IL 60077

Telephone: (847)470-5000

Hours: M-F: 8.30AM-3.30PM; Sun-Sat: Closed


South Side Field Office:
5th Municipal District Court Building 7600 W. 103Rd Street, Room #064
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Telephone: (708)974-6266

Hours: M-F: 8.30AM-3.30PM; Sun-Sat: Closed