City of Chicago

The official website for the City of Chicago. Information about City Services, People Chicago Serves, Programs & Initiatives, the Chicago Government, and historical information about the City can be found on this website.

City Services

Browse for services offered by the City of Chicago.

Department of Buildings

The Department of Buildings supports the safety and quality of life for the residents and visitors of the City of Chicago through enforcement of the Chicago Building Code.  The permitting and inspection process promotes high quality design standards as well as the conservation, rehabilitation and reuse of the City’s existing buildings.