Electronic Permits-Apply Online!

The Department of Building and Zoning is launching a new service for the residents and businesses located in unincorporated Cook County. E-Permits

To find out if you are in the unncorporated Cook County, please use the interactive mapping application COOKVIEWER .

Now you can apply for 14 different kinds of permits online. (Deck, Driveway, Fence, Flatwork, Generator, Masonry Wall, Pool, Re-roof, Shed/detached Garage, Signs, Sump-pump, Tent, Window Replacement).

If a type of permit is not mentioned above, or if your scope of work involves two or more of the types mentioned above, please send in your application and supporting documets to intake.bnz@cookcountyil.gov

Refer to the Permit Requirements section of the website. Submitting all the requied documents will reduce deficiences and facilitate faster approval.

Minimum requiremnts of these e-permits are:

  • Plat of Survey
  • Scope of Work
  • Letter/s of Intent from Contractor/s
  • Deposit of $25
Note: The permit number on the receipt is actually the reference number. The permit number will be sent to you when the intake processes the initial review.

Click here to begin!