Ordinances and Codes

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 Residential Rental License

Cook County Residential Rental License Ordinance On June 29th 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Rental Dwelling Ordin…
Commission on Human Rights

Commission on Human Rights Meetings & Commissioners

The Cook County Commission on Human Rights is an eleven member board appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, s…
Commission on Human Rights

Commission on Human Rights Reports & Guidance Documents

This page includes reports, guidance documents, and statements released by the Commission on Human Rights.
Bureau of Human Resources

Compliance Information and Reports

ComplianceAs required under the Employment Plan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hired a Compliance Officer whose primary respo…
Commission on Human Rights

Cook County Paid Leave Ordinance and COVID-19

The COVID-19 Vaccination Rights for Employees and Employer Obligations Ordinance went into effect on July 1, 2021. Employers cannot require…
Board of Commissioners

County Board Legislation

Search County Board Legislation based on: TextTypeStatusCreation datesSponsorand other criteria 
Board of Commissioners

County Ordinances

Search and view the Cook County code of ordinances, or laws, as passed by the County Board of Commissioners. Adopted ordinances that have no…
Commission on Human Rights

File a Complaint for a Violation of the Minimum Wage Ordinance

The Commission investigates and, if warranted, adjudicates violations of the Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance. If you believe that you hav…
Commission on Human Rights

File a Complaint for a Violation of the Paid Leave Ordinance

The Commission investigates and, if warranted, adjudicates violations of the Cook County Paid Leave Ordinance. If you believe that your empl…
Commission on Human Rights

File a Complaint for Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment

The Commission investigates, mediates and, if warranted, adjudicates violations of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance. If you believe th…
Department of Revenue

Home Rule Tax Web (mobile) application

Home Rule Tax Web (mobile) application The Home Rule Tax Reward program rewards those individuals who report violations of the Cook County…
Commission on Human Rights

Human Rights Training Videos & Resources

Fair Housing Video Collection Just Housing Amendment Screening Process The purpose of this video is to outline the three-step screening pr…
Commission on Human Rights

Living Wage Ordinance and Regulations

This ordinance requires that all employers who contract with Cook County government to provide labor or who operate on property in Cook Coun…
Commission on Human Rights

Minimum Wage Ordinance and Regulations

Cook County’s minimum wage is based on the greatest rate among the Federal minimum wage, Illinois State minimum wage, or on the County’s cal…
Office of the Independent Inspector General

OIIG Enabling Ordinance

Ordinance This ordinance establishes an office of County Government known as the Office of Independent Inspector General ("OIIG"). The Inde…
Commission on Human Rights

Paid Leave Ordinance and Regulations

After engaging in a public rulemaking process, the Commission adopted interpretative and procedural rules for its enforcement of the Cook Co…
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…
Bureau of Human Resources

Shakman Information/ Employment Plan

OverviewOctober 28, 1969, a lawsuit entitled Michael Shakman, et al., v. Democratic Organization of Cook County, et al., No. 69 C 2145 (N.D.…
Cook County Liquor Commission

Video Gaming License

Video Gaming Cook County now allows establishments licensed to sell alcohol for on-site consumption to install up to six video gaming termi…
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…