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Permit fees are provided on this site as a public resource for general information purposes only. It is NOT to be construed or used as the actual figure a permit will be charged. It is an estimate only, and may not reflect other related costs and other factors for the final permit fee. The City of Chicago makes no warranty, representation or guarantee as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the database information provided herein. The City of Chicago explicitly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The City of Chicago shall assume no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused. Any decision made or action taken or not taken by user in reliance upon any information or data furnished hereunder is done so entirely at his or her sole risk.

Please contact the Department of Buildings at dob-info@cityofchicago.org should you have questions regarding permit fees.

If you are experiencing technical issues, you will find resolution to most issues in our FAQ document here.
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