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For Developers, architects, planners
Pro members get all features, including financial incentives check, and unlimited address lookups.
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Best for Contractors & home buyers
Track demolitions, view contractor job histories, see contractors on a permit, and get 50 address lookups each day.
Free 7-day trial
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Best for Residents
Get email notifications and 3 address lookups each day
What our members say about us
"I rely on Chicago Cityscape as my secret to success: Being able to get alerts sent to my email any time my top customers pull permits, allowing me to anticipate the needs of my clients, and stay ahead of my competitors. The ever-evolving features allow me to sort and track in multiple ways, making Chicago Cityscape an invaluable resource to track all the permits that are important to me. I know I wouldn’t be as successful in my construction sales role if it weren't for Chicago Cityscape over the past two years."
- Sandra, Construction Materials Sales Manager
The best maps & data, and the tools to use them, in one place
Cityscape Pro features include:
Chicago Cityscape has been designed to get you the information you need to take your property portfolio to the next level, without having to scrounge around for it: zoning, incentives, TOD status, property ownership, and more.
Offer it to your entire office
Each additional person (or "seat") in your office can save time with their own Cityscape Pro membership at a discounted price.
Check for financial incentives
Every Address Snapshot you look up will show which of 16 financial incentives your proposed or existing property might be eligible for, in Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois.
Protect your property
Get notified as soon as a building violation is issued against your Chicago property.
Unlimited address lookups
Get as many Address Snapshot reports as you need, complete with information about zoning (Chicago), financial incentives, and TOD opportunities.
Download nearly everything you see, as spreadsheets and maps. This includes property values, owner/manager info, tax history, assessments, and more.
Preserve your research
Keep track of your searches by creating maps combining the building permits & violations, property and PIN reports, zoning changes, and contractors and developers that you're interested in.
Dig deep into contractor, architect, and developer histories
We compile the history of every contractor, architect, and developer working in Chicago since 2006, and link to them to every other company they've worked with. In maps, charts, and spreadsheets.
Sign up for notifications about contractors, property owners, specific properties, new business licenses, neighborhoods and wards, and daily demolition reports.
Know which contractors and real estate developers are the most prolific in any neighborhood, ward, or other place. See who the most active companies are this month. Use our alternative methods for finding developable land.
We use ad revenue to fund the expenses of gathering a lot of data and making it available to everyone. Cityscape Pro members can browse our site without ads.
If any of our 35,000+ maps aren't specific enough, you can draw your own, or ask us to draw one for you.
Know when zoning changes
Chicago Cityscape is the only source for detailed info about proposed and upcoming zoning changes in Chicago.
Find developable land
We have a unique method to find land suitable for development, based on your qualifications including proximity to transit, existing zoning district, and current vacancy and land use.
Map anyone's properties
Our database of Cook County properties makes it easy to see all of specific person's or entity's properties on a downloadable map.
Read what our members have to say
"Obtaining all of the information needed to compel investors would have been impossible without Chicago Cityscape: GIS is too esoteric and idiosyncratic, and frankly intimidating to a non-initiated viewer. Having a simple, clean, and clear source of primary information about the built environment and local context made this entire project possible. Paid for itself a thousand times over."
– Mike Healy, Guild Row, developer
"I like Chicago Cityscape because of the concise information on properties and they quickly answer any question I have."
– Rick Gordon, LandQuest, independent broker and developer
"Chicago Cityscape is an incredible resource for anyone and everyone who works in the real estate industry. It is much faster, easier to use and more robust than the databases operated by the city. The time saved pays for itself many times over."
– AJ LaTrace, Curbed Chicago
"We use Chicago Cityscape at Smart Chicago because we want to encourage the development of civic tech products that people can't live without. Being real customers of real products is a central way we do that. On a personal note, I love reading the insights that go along with the data— the narrative threads they pull together to make raw data real meaningful."
– Dan O'Neil, Smart Chicago Collaborative
"Chicago Cityscape is the first (and increasingly, only) place I look for information on new developments in my Albany Park neighborhood. Previously, I'd do research via multiple websites and government data sets, which was really difficult and time-consuming. But with Chicago Cityscape's clean display and features like clickable maps and PINs I'm able to find meaningful data that shapes my community group's efforts to monitor development and attract more business."
– Shylo Bisnett, Albany Park Neighbors
"Chicago Cityscape represents a smart solution to the problem of uncoordinated public information. The City of Chicago data portal and other available public databases can in their complexity to use discourage users, Chicago Cityscapes database makes retrieving information easy for all levels of user sophistication. Utilizing the data and report pages can create new ideas to solve old problems. It assists in my community volunteer activities to identify potential solutions for legislation, property inventory management, volunteer resource optimization, development/demolition watch and city infrastructure transparency."
– Gladys Alcazar-Anselmo, Board Member of East Village Association and Preservation Chicago
You'll receive instructions on how to cancel your Pro trial after you sign up. You'll be billed and receive an invoice when the 14-day Pro trial ends. Email us for support or questions before ordering. Cancel after the Pro trial and you'll be issued a prorated refund.
We offer a discounted rate for people working for non-profit organizations in the property development sector, or neighborhood improvement. The organization must be a 501(c)3 with a relevant mission, Special Service Area (SSA), Neighborhood Business Development Center, or Chamber of Commerce. Contact us to inquire about the discount.
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Discounts for your colleagues
Give your entire office access to Cityscape Pro or Cityscape Permits. Contact us and we'll tell you about our bulk discount for additional seats.