Chicago Building Permit Status

Search Chicago Building Permits using 9-digit Permit Application Number, House Number, Ward Number, or Cenus Tract Number. The information is available about currently-valid building permits issued from 2006 to the present. If no record is found, then the permit application may be in process.

Enter the Permit # to check status of the permit.



Enter the House No. and Street 1st letter



Enter the Ward # to check status of the permit


Enter the Cenus Tract # to check status of the permit


Building permits help that construction work complies with the minimum standards of safety established by the Chicago Building Code. Homeowners and small business owners can find more information from the Guide to Permits