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Backyard homes & ADUs
Chicago City Council adopted a revised ADU ordinance on December 16, 2020. There are significant changes since the original proposal in May 2020, especially around geographic eligibility.
Read our new FAQ about the adopted ordinance.
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There are 21 days until May 1, 2021, when the Chicago Dept. of Buildings begins accepting ADU permit applications.
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