Building Departments in Cook County, Illinois

There are 48 Building Departments in Cook County, Illinois, serving a population of 5,238,541 people in an area of 946 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 109,136 people, and 1 Building Department per 19 square miles.

In Illinois, Cook County is ranked 55th of 102 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 2nd of 102 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Cook County Building Departments

Find Cook County, Illinois building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Barrington Hills Building Department 112 Algonquin Road Barrington, IL

Bellwood Building Department 3200 Washington Boulevard Bellwood, IL

Blue Island Building Department 13051 Greenwood Avenue Blue Island, IL

Bridgeview Building Department 7500 South Oketo Avenue Bridgeview, IL

Broadview Village Building Department 2350 South 25th Avenue Broadview, IL

Buffalo Grove Building Department 50 Raupp Boulevard Buffalo Grove, IL

Buffalo Grove Planning Department 50 Raupp Boulevard Buffalo Grove, IL

Burbank City Building Department 6530 West 79th Street Burbank, IL

Calumet City Building Department 670 Wentworth Avenue Calumet, IL

Chicago Building Department 120 North Racine Avenue Chicago, IL

Chicago Heights Zoning 1601 Chicago Road Chicago Heights, IL

Chicago Permits 121 North LaSalle Drive Chicago, IL

Chicago Planning Department 121 North LaSalle Street Chicago, IL

Chicago Zoning 121 North LaSalle Drive Chicago, IL

Cook County Zoning 16501 Kedzie Avenue Markham, IL

Cook County Zoning 10220 South 76th Avenue Bridgeview, IL

Cook County Zoning 69 West Washington Street Chicago, IL

Countryside Building Department 5550 East Avenue Countryside, IL

Des Plaines City Building Department 1420 Miner Street Des Plaines, IL

Elk Grove Village Permits 901 Wellington Avenue Elk Grove, IL

Evanston Building Department 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL

Evanston Permits 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL

Evanston Planning Department 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL

Evergreen Park Building Department 9418 South Kedzie Avenue Evergreen Park, IL

Franklin Zoning 9500 Belmont Ave Franklin Park, IL

Harvey Building Department 15320 Broadway Avenue Harvey, IL

Hickory Hills City Zoning 8652 95th Street Hickory Hills, IL

Homewood Permits 2020 Chestnut Road Homewood, IL

Homewood Village Building Department and Zoning 2020 Chestnut Road Homewood, IL

Illinois Planning Department 233 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL

La Grange Zoning 53 South La Grange Road La Grange, IL

Lansing Building Department 3141 Ridge Road Lansing, IL

Lansing Village Building Department 3404 Lake Street Lansing, IL

Lincolnwood Village Zoning 6900 Lincoln Avenue Lincolnwood, IL

Matteson Building Department 4900 Village Commons Matteson, IL

Morton Grove Building Department 6101 Capulina Avenue Morton Grove, IL

Oak Lawn Zoning 9446 Raymond Avenue Oak Lawn, IL

Orland Hills Building Department 16033 94th Avenue Orland Hills, IL

Palatine Building Department 200 East Wood Street Palatine, IL

Palatine Zoning 200 East Wood Street Palatine, IL

Palos Heights Building Department 7607 West College Drive Palos Heights, IL

Park Ridge Zoning 505 Butler Place Park Ridge, IL

Posen Village Building Department 2440 Walter Zimny Drive Posen, IL

Riverdale Zoning 725 West 138th Street Riverdale, IL

Rolling Meadows Zoning 3600 Kirchoff Road Rolling Meadows, IL

Skokie Building Department and Zoning 5127 Oakton Street Skokie, IL

Wheeling Zoning 2 Community Boulevard Wheeling, IL

Worth Village Building Department 7112 West 111th Street Worth, IL

About the Cook County Building Department

Building Departments in Cook County, IL are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Cook County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Cook County, Illinois building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Cook County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Cook County, IL zoning laws and requirements

Cook County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Cook County 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.

Cook County Residential Housing Units
 Cook CountyIllinois
Total Housing Units2,188,3945,347,268
Occupied Housing Units1,963,070 (89.7%)4,830,038 (90.3%)
Cook County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Cook CountyIllinois
Single-Family Detached Homes826,422 (42.1%)2,912,384 (60.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes106,531 (5.4%)288,236 (6.0%)
2 Apartments173,998 (8.9%)248,181 (5.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments199,296 (10.2%)294,340 (6.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments193,244 (9.8%)299,097 (6.2%)
10 or More Apartments449,943 (22.9%)678,355 (14.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing13,636 (0.7%)109,445 (2.3%)
Cook County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Cook CountyIllinois
2014 or Later11,823 (0.6%)33,656 (0.7%)
2010 to 201318,584 (0.9%)66,478 (1.4%)
2000 to 2009150,523 (7.7%)548,236 (11.4%)
1980 to 1999271,410 (13.8%)992,290 (20.5%)
1960 to 1979496,981 (25.3%)1,272,562 (26.3%)
1940 to 1959455,523 (455,523.0%)919,590 (919,590.0%)
1939 or Earlier558,226 (28.4%)997,226 (20.6%)
Cook County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Cook CountyIllinois
1 Room65,158 (3.3%)106,221 (2.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,247,682 (63.6%)3,134,650 (64.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms754,846 (38.5%)1,666,470 (34.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms543,198 (27.7%)1,471,423 (30.5%)
8 or More Rooms317,574 (16.2%)1,099,318 (22.8%)
Cook County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Cook CountyIllinois
No Bedroom78,078 (4.0%)122,619 (2.5%)
1 Bedroom299,464 (15.3%)522,594 (10.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms1,247,682 (63.6%)3,134,650 (64.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms337,846 (17.2%)1,050,175 (21.7%)
Cook County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Cook CountyIllinois
With Complete Plumbing Facilities1,957,344 (99.7%)4,816,603 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities1,948,863 (99.3%)4,794,163 (99.3%)