Chicago Building Department in Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Building Department Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for Chicago Building Department, a Building Department, at North Racine Avenue, Chicago IL.

Name
Chicago Building Department
Address
120 North Racine Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
Phone
312-743-9000

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About the Chicago Building Department

The Chicago Building Department, located in Chicago, Illinois, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Cook County building codes and ordinances
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Chicago Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Chicago Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Chicago Residential Housing Units
 ChicagoCook County
Total Housing Units1,208,8392,188,394
Occupied Housing Units1,056,118 (87.4%)1,963,070 (89.7%)
Chicago Occupied Residential Buildings
 ChicagoCook County
Single-Family Detached Homes290,869 (27.5%)826,422 (42.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes37,658 (3.6%)106,531 (5.4%)
2 Apartments142,146 (13.5%)173,998 (8.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments150,940 (14.3%)199,296 (10.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments122,415 (11.6%)193,244 (9.8%)
10 or More Apartments309,903 (29.3%)449,943 (22.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,187 (0.2%)13,636 (0.7%)
Chicago Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 ChicagoCook County
2014 or Later8,525 (0.8%)11,823 (0.6%)
2010 to 201313,073 (1.2%)18,584 (0.9%)
2000 to 200987,042 (8.2%)150,523 (7.7%)
1980 to 199997,339 (9.2%)271,410 (13.8%)
1960 to 1979184,067 (17.4%)496,981 (25.3%)
1940 to 1959228,523 (228,523.0%)455,523 (455,523.0%)
1939 or Earlier437,549 (41.4%)558,226 (28.4%)
Chicago Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 ChicagoCook County
1 Room53,295 (5.0%)65,158 (3.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms651,130 (61.7%)1,247,682 (63.6%)
4 or 5 Rooms436,578 (41.3%)754,846 (38.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms256,981 (24.3%)543,198 (27.7%)
8 or More Rooms113,233 (10.7%)317,574 (16.2%)
Chicago Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 ChicagoCook County
No Bedroom64,231 (6.1%)78,078 (4.0%)
1 Bedroom208,358 (19.7%)299,464 (15.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms651,130 (61.7%)1,247,682 (63.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms132,399 (12.5%)337,846 (17.2%)
Chicago Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 ChicagoCook County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities1,052,203 (99.6%)1,957,344 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities1,047,442 (99.2%)1,948,863 (99.3%)