Building and Construction

Transportation and Highways

ADA Title II Transition Plan

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) h…
Environment and Sustainability

Asbestos Abatement Contractor Registration

Permits: You may apply for asbestos removal or demolition permits or submit reports online, using links in the menu to the right. However pr…
Environment and Sustainability

Asbestos Abatement Permitting

Asbestos Abatement Permits An Asbestos Abatement permit application is required for all asbestos projects (residential, commercial, institu…
Environment and Sustainability

Brownfield Redevelopment

What is a brownfield? Brownfields are abandoned or under-used industrial and commercial properties with actual or perceived contamination. R…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Building Permit Requirements

Building Permit Requirement Guidelines All permits must now be submitted in digital format. To facilitate the approval of a building permi…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Building Permits

Building Permit ApplicationAll work, other than ordinary repairs subject to provisions of Section 102-105.3 of the Cook County Building Code…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Business Occupancy

Business Occupancy A building shall not be constructed or occupied, an existing building shall not be expanded or otherwise altered or occu…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Contractor Registration

Contractor Registration New (For all Electrical and Plumbing Contractor Registrations see Electrical and Plumbing Contractor Registration…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning E-Permits

Electronic Permits-Apply Online! The Department of Building and Zoning is launching a new service for the residents and businesses located…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Multi Dwelling Units

Multi Dwelling Registration Any building that has more than four residential units including condominiums (NEWLY ADOPTED AS OF 2015 SEC102-…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Payments

Online Payment Service The Department of Building and Zoning is now accepting payments for many of its services. Please make sure you have…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Residential Rental License

Cook County Residential Rental License Ordinance On June 29th 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Rental Dwelling Ordin…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Vacant Building Ordinance

Cook County Vacant Building Ordinance - Online If I own a vacant building in unincorporated Cook County, what do I need to do?
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Violations

Violation ProcessingProperties within unincorporated Cook County Property, when found to be in violation of the following:
Environment and Sustainability

Businesses Reducing Impact on the Environment (BRITE) Program

The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability’s (DES) free Businesses Reducing Impact on the Environment (BRITE) program help…
Land Bank Authority

Buy Land Bank Property

The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) is accepts pre-qualification applications from individuals and organization who are interested i…
Environment and Sustainability

Community Solar

The Cook County Community Solar Project was launched in early 2015 with a grant from the Department of Energy’s Solar Market Pa…
Transportation and Highways

Connecting Cook County - Long Range Transportation Plan

Long Range Transportation Plan Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board are committed to strengt…
Transportation and Highways

Construction/Maintenance Permits

Construction/maintenance permits are issued by the Cook County Department of Transportation (Doth) and Highways Permits Division when any wo…
Environment and Sustainability

Demolition Permitting

Demolition Permitting To complete a Cook County Demolition Application or Revision, please use the Department of Environment and Sustainabi…
Planning and Development

Disaster Recovery and Resilience - CDBG-DR

 Disaster Recovery
Land Bank Authority

Donate or Convey Land to the Land Bank Authority

The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) is accepting pre-qualification applications from individuals and organizations who are intereste…
Environment and Sustainability

Equipment Registration Permitting

Permits: All applications and payments shall be submitted through the new electronic permit processing portal for your Equipment Registratio…
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

Forms & Affidavits

Below are several Forms and Affidavits related to Doing Business with Procurement. 
Environment and Sustainability

Healthy Homes for Healthy Families

 Cook County Healthy Homes for Healthy FamiliesCook County has allocated $30 million to establish Healthy Homes for Healthy Fam…
Bureau of Economic Development

Illinois Enterprise Zones

The Illinois Enterprise Zone Act was signed into law in 1982.
Transportation and Highways

Lincoln Highway Industrial Corridor

Lincoln Highway Logistics Corridor Strategic PlanCompleted in August 2018, the Lincoln Highway Logistics Corridor Strategic Plan analyzed ho…
Transportation and Highways

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federally mandated…
Planning and Development

Planning and Development: Affordable Housing

Freedom's Path at Hines, VA, affordable housing for veterans, financed in part, through HOME Investment Partnership funds.
Planning and Development

Planning and Development: No Cash Bid (NCB) Program

The Cook County No Cash Bid (NCB) Program is an economic development tool designed to assist municipalities, and other taxing districts, in…
Transportation and Highways

Transportation Projects

Transportation ProjectsThe Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways oversees the planning, design and construction of various t…
Bureau of Asset Management

Workplace Strategy and Design Guidelines (WS+D)

ALIGNING THE WORKPLACE TO SUPPORT COOK COUNTY’S MISSION, VISION, VALUES, AND GOALS Successful workplace design strategies look to future t…
Building and Zoning

Zoning Ordinance Administration

Zoning Ordinance AdministrationAdministration of the zoning ordinance shall be exercised through a person in the Department of Building and…