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Contact Permits Office

Email: hwy.permits@cookcountyil.gov 
Mail: Permit Office - Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
69 W. Washington Street, 23rd Floor 
Chicago, Illinois 60602-3007 
Phone: 312.603.1670 

Fax: 312.603.9943 

Construction/Maintenance Permits

All permit applicants will be required to submit an Affidavit of Child Support Obligations form with their permit application as of January 1, 2014.  See Permit  Application form.

 

Construction/maintenance permits are issued by the Permits Office of the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways when any work is required within the Cook County highway right of way. Type of work includes, but is not limited to, residential or commercial access, street entrances, roadway widening, regrading ditch lines, storm or sanitary sewers, water mains, sidewalk, bike paths, informational signage, traffic signals, plantings, soil borings, monitoring wells, road closures, road detours, and parades.

 

Utility companies, such as Commonwealth Edison, AT&T and NIcor, may apply for utility permits to work within the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Right of Way under the existing agreement. The designated personnel of these companies may submit applicable documents to the Permit Office.

 

Construction Permit Packet

Construction Permit Information Packet

Contains all required construction permit documents listed below.
All documents can be downloaded together in this file or downloaded individually below.

The Construction Permits Information Packet contains the following documents:

  • General Requirements
    Information and documents required to submit an application for a construction permit.

  • Permit Application Form

    (PDF format)  -  Application form to obtain construction permit.

  • Bond and Insurance Requirements
    Bond and Insurance Requirements 
    Details the bond and insurance requirements when applying for a construction permit.
    Insurance Form Sample A 
    Sample for Certificate of Insurance for individual construction permit.
    Insurance Form Sample C
    Sample for Certificate of Insurance for multiple permits commonly used for pipeline/cable/fiber optic companies and private utilities.

  • General Conditions 
    General terms and conditions for all construction permit work. Submission of a construction permit application implies agreement to all conditions listed in this document.

  • Fee Schedule
    1. Application fee $100.00 (non-refundable) -

        For Construction/Maintenance Permit Application Fee Instructions, please click here 

        2. Permit fees:  Please refer to current Ordinances for fee schedules. (Chapter 66 - ROADS AND BRIDGES)

        3. Construction/Maintenance Permits Fee Payment - The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways now 

             provides a new system for customers to pay for Construction/Maintenance Permits online.        
             Please click here to make an online payment 

Haul Permits

New Permit Application Fees beginning 1/9/2013 and revised permit fees  per Cook County ordinance 12-O-59.

 

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways is authorized by the Illinois Size and Weight Law (625ILCS 5/Ch. 15) to issue special permits. These permits allow the operation of vehicle or loads that exceed the legal maximum dimensions and weights. The Haul Permits are valid only for those highways under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (see Cook County Highway Jurisdiction Map).

 

Fee Schedule
1. Application fee $10.00 (non-refundable)

    For Haul Permit Application Fee Instructions, please click here

 

2. Permit fees:  Procedures and Fees for Haul Permits Required by Overweight/Oversized Vehicles using County Highways

Please refer to the current Ordinance (Chapter 66 - ROADS AND BRIDGES), and contact the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways with any questions regarding these changes.

 

Conditions for Haul Permits

The oversize/overweight permits are subject to these Conditions for Haul Permits.

Conditions for Haul Permits
 

We request that you apply few days ahead of your scheduled move.

 

Prior to issuance of these permits, the trucking companies must provide the following four items:

1. Request for Usage - On company letterhead, the trucking company must request usage of the Cook County highway system to haul overweight and/or over dimension loads.

2. Proof of Insurance - Next, proof of insurance must be provided. This completes the registration of the company.

Proof of the Certificate of Insurance Form per Sample B
Sample for Certificate of Insurance for Haul Permits.

3. Permit Application - Next, the company will complete and submit the “Oversize/Overweight Permit Application Form” by fax to 312-603-9943.

 

Oversize/Overweight Permit Application Form
Application form to obtain a Haul Permit (fill in format).

 

4. Haul Permits Fee Payment - The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways now provides a new system for customers to pay for Haul Permits online.

Please click here to make an online payment

 

Limited Continuous Annual Haul Permits

For companies that qualify for Limited Continuous Annual Haul Permits according to current Ordinance:

1. Request Registration - Initially, on company letterhead, the trucking company must request registration as a business located on a County highway or within 1 (one) mile of a County highway

2. Registration Form and Proof of Insurance - Next, proof of insurance must be provided (unless the insurance is still effective). In addition, the company will complete and submit the “Limited Continuous Annual Permit Location Registration” form.

Proof of the Certificate of Insurance Form per Sample B
Sample for Certificate of Insurance for Haul Permits.

Limited Continuous Annual Permit Location Registration Form
Application form to register each business location that qualifies for a Limited Continuous Annual Haul Permit.

3. Annual Haul Permit - Next, the company must complete the Limited Continuous Annual Haul Permit Application and submit by fax to 312-603-9943.

Limited Continuous Annual Permit Application Form
Application form to obtain Limited Continuous Annual Haul Permit.
 

 

Agency Contact Information Portlet  
Contact Information
Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Administration, Bureau of

Main Office:

69 W. Washington
Rm # 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60602-1369

Telephone: (312)603-1601
Fax: (312) 603-9945

Director:
John Yonan P.E., Superintendent

Hours:
M-F: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
closed weekends

URL:
http://cookcountyil.gov/highway

email:
HWY.supt@cookcountyil.gov


District #1:
2325 Meacham Road At Algonquin Road 
Palatine, IL 60195

Telephone: (847)397-4145

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed


District #2:
2101 Ballard Road 
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Telephone: (847)827-1164

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed


District #3:
26Th Street & Beach Avenue 
La Grange Park, IL 60525

Telephone: (708)485-7130

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed


District #4:
135Th Street & 89Th Avenue 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Telephone: (708)448-8006

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed


District #5:
13600 South Ashland Avenue 
Riverdale, IL 60406

Telephone: (708)388-1893

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed