Housing & Small Business Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
A self-certified architect is not a professional who certified their own architecture license, but someone who took the City of Chicago Department of Building's self-certification permit program training class. These people can then certify that their submitted plans are code-compliant, eliminating certain DOB plan reviews.
- Easy permit process
- Electric wiring
- Elevator equipment
- New construction
- Permit extension
- Porch construction
- Reinstate a revoked permit
The City of Chicago and County of Cook want to accelerate job growth in seven Industrial Growth Zones by providing a dedicated point person to streamline entitlements and approvals, and provide monetary reimbursement for environmental cleanup.
The seven Industrial Growth Zones intersect 31 municipalities: Alsip, Bedford Park, Blue Island, Burnham, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Chicago, Chicago Ridge, Country Club Hills, Crestwood, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Lansing, Lynwood, Markham, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Phoenix, Posen, Riverdale, Robbins, South Holland, Thornton, and Worth.
Visit the official website to request enrollment in the program.