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Online Permit Payments Now Available

Image: E-pay image of credit card in front of a computer keyboard.Effective July 13, 2009, the Cook County Department of Building and Zoning now provides for permit customers to be able to pay their Building, Plumbing and Electrical Permit fees online.

For more information, visit the  Building Permit page on this site.


The County implemented a new fee structure for the following transactions with the Department of Building & Zoning.
  • Contractor Business Registration
  • Annual Inspections
  • Zoning Fees
  • Building Permits
  • Mechanical Permits
  • Electrical Permits
  • Plumbing Permits
  • Temporary Permits
  • Field Inspections

Please click here for the ordinance and fees.

This Ordinance was approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners on January 18, 2012.  

Call Building & Zoning at (312) 603-0500 with any questions.


Local Public Entities and Non-Profit Organization Permit Fee Schedule
Ordinance Passed by Cook County Board of Commissioners - Effective December 9, 2012.

 Call Building & Zoning at (312) 603-0500 with any questions.




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Bureau Name:

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Main Office:

Building and Zoning
Bureau of Economic Development ----- 69 W. Washington, Suite 2830
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Telephone: (312) 603-0500
Fax: (312) 603-9940
TDD: (800) 526-0857

Timothy P. Bleuher, Commissioner

M-F: 8.30 AM-4.30 PM; Sun-Sat: Closed


To Submit Permit Applications:


For General Information:



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Commit To Cook

North Side Field Office:
2nd Municipal District Court Building, 5600 Old Orchard Road, Room #022
Skokie, IL 60077

Telephone: (847)470-5000

Hours: M-F: 8.30AM-3.30PM; Sun-Sat: Closed

South Side Field Office:
5th Municipal District Court Building 7600 W. 103Rd Street, Room #064
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Telephone: (708)974-6266

Hours: M-F: 8.30AM-3.30PM; Sun-Sat: Closed