City Services

There are many city services and resources that you can independently utilize to report an issue, receive assistance or improve our communities. This is your no-alderman-required direct link to the City of Chicago. Remember to always dial 911 for emergencies.

Apply For

Above Ground Storage Permit
Air Pollution Control Permit
Appeal of Denied Residential Disabled Parking application
Appointment to Discuss My Permit
Art Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center
Assistance with Job Readiness
Athletic Event Permit
Benefits and Services
Bid Job Opportunities
Big Fix Program (Spay/Neuter Services)
Buidlings E-Permits
Building Inspection
Building Permit-Standard Plan Review
Business License Online
Business License Renewal
Calculate the Cost of a Permit
Certificate of Occupancy Inspection
Certification - Alternative Certification Processes
Certification - Minority and Women-Owned Business (M/WBE) Certification Program
Certification - Business Enterprises Owned by People with Disabilities (BEPD)
Certification - Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)
Certified Corrections program
Change the Contractor on My Permit
Chicago Artist Registry
Chicago Cultural Center membership
Chicago Gospel Music Festival and Chicago Jazz Festival Art Fair Application
Chicago Green Homes Program
Chicago Housing Authority's Wait List
Circuit Breaker
Circuit Breaker, RTA Reduced Fare and Free Ride Programs
Cultural Grant (CityArts Program)
Cultural Grant (Community Arts Assistance Program)
Cultural Grant (Neighborhood Arts Program)
Cultural/Arts Develop opportunities (Chicago Fashion Resource, Chicago Publishers Gallery, DCA Theater, Chicago Fashion Resource)
Daley Plaza Performance Application
Dental Benefits For A City Employee
Developer Services appointment
Dog Registration
Download Developer Services Applications
Drivers License or State ID
Driveway Permit
Easy Building Permit Applications
Emergency Housing Assistance
Emergency Preparedness Certificate
Employee Health Benefits Reinstatement
Environmental Permit applications
Facade Rebate
Farmers Market
Financial Hardship
Fire Guard License
Fireworks License
Food Service Sanitation Certificate
Food Vendor at Chicago's Summer Festivals
Food, Beverage, and Ticket Management Services for City sponsored festivals
Forestry Permit Application
Free Amplified Phone, TTY or CapTel Device
Garage, Yard & Apartment Sale Permit, Sanitation
Grant / Funding for Artists or Arts Organization
Greencorps Chicago program or community garden certification
Ground Transportation Tax Emblems
HRAIL (now Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors)
Health Benefits For A Civil Union Spouse Of A City Employee
Health Benefits for Dependents of a City Employee
Health Benefits for a City Employee
Health Benefits for a Domestic Partner of a City Employee
Highway Authority Agreement
HomeMod - Program
Homeward Bound Program
Housing
Internships and Volunteer Programs
Job Opportunities at City of Chicago
Job Opportunities at the City of Chicago Inspector General's Office
Lakefront Protection Review
Landfill, Liquid Waste Facility, and/or Transfer Station Permit
License
Link Card, Food Stamps and Medical Assistance
MPEA Airport Tax
Maxwell Street Market
Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program – Summer 2012
Medication Assistance
Monthly Report for Certified Desk Clerks
Mortgage Services
Occupancy Capacity Sign
Open Plan Review Appointment
Opportunity to Perform Concert or Musical Event at Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Other DCA Venues
Opportunity to Perform at Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Other DCA Venues and Events
Opportunity to Present a Theatrical Performance at Storefront Theater or the Chicago Cultural Center
Oversize/overweight truck permit
Parade Permit
Park District Permits
Part II Review - Planned Development review process
Performance at the Maxwell Street Market
Performing at a Festival
Permit Fee Waivers for Seniors
Permit Parking Zone Lookup
Permit for Business ID and Advertising Signs
Permit to Reserve Space on Daley Plaza or Lobby
Pet Adoption
Porch Permit
Private Rental of the Chicago Cultural Center
Produce an Athletic Event in Chicago
Public Aid from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Public Art Projects
Public Right of Way Use Permit
Public Vehicle Advertising
Recycling Facility Permit
Resources and Space for the Development of New Artistic Work
Restaurant Information
Rock Crushing Permit
Schedule an Appointment at a Neighborhood Permit Center
Senior Refund for Real Property Transfer Tax
Senior Services Information and Assessment Assistance
Sewer Permits
Shared Cost Sidewalk Program
Sign Permit Process
Small Business Expo
Small Business Improvement Funds
Streeterville Right-of-Way or Property Permit
Summer Job for Students with Disabilities
TV Time Slot
Tax Exemption
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Tax Refund
Tent Permit
The Exterior Wall Program
The Structural Peer Review program
Trade License Renewal
Trade Licensing
Trade Licensing Applications
Trade Licensing Renewal
Underground Storage Tank Permit
Unemployment Insurance
Vital Records from the Cook County Clerk's Office
Voluntary Disclosure
Volunteer Program
Volunteering at Animal Care and Control
WIC - Women Infant Children program
WIPA Program Partners
Zoning Amendment



Check Status Of

ADA Ramps
Abandoned Vehicle Complaint
Appeal of Denied Residential Disabled Parking Application
Building Permit
Building Violation Service Request
Building Violations
Building-Related Court Actions
Circuit Breaker, RTA Reduced Fare and Free Ride Programs
Contractors Who Have Made False Claims
Currently Registered Lobbyists
Easy Building Permit Applications
Elevator
Expediters
Forthcoming Public Art Projects
Garbage Cart
Graffiti Removal Service Request
Heat in Your Rental Home
HomeMod - My Application status
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Licensed Mason Contractor
Licensed Plumbing Contractors
Liquor Moratorium / Vote Dry Area
Parking Ticket(s) or Red-light Ticket(s)
Permit for Business ID and Advertising Signs
Registered General Contractors
Restaurant License Inspection
Rodent Baiting Service Request
Sanitation Code Violation Service Request
Service Request for Street Light Out
Service Request for a Missing or Stolen Garbage Cart
Street Closures
Taxpayer registration
Tree Debris Service Request
Tree Trim Service Request
Vacant Property



Find/Get


AIC (Annual Inspection Certification) Information
Adolescent Health Programming
Aldermanic Disclosures
Alerts from NotifyChicago
Appointment to Discuss My Permit
Architect from the Certified Corrections Program
Assistance with Snow Removal
Assisted Living Information
Before and After School Programs
Bid and Bond Bid Tabulations (Bid Tabs)
Bid and Bond Room
Bids, RFP, RFQ, RFI, Small Order
Bike to Work Week Partnership Information
Board of Health Meeting
Boards and Commissions information
Breast Examination and Mammogram
Building Code Clarifications
Building Inspection
Building Permit Review for Accessibility
Building Permit Status
Building Permit-Standard Plan Review Applications
Building Violations
Bus Schedule
Bus Tracker
Business License
CAPS District and Beat
CHA Resident Services
CSBG scholarship information
CTA Transit Customer Fare Card
Calculate the Cost of a Permit
Caregiving Assistance
Case Management Services
Change the Contractor on My Permit
Chicago Air and Water Show Partnership Information
Chicago Blues Festival Partnership Information
Chicago Building Code
Chicago Gospel Music Festival Partnership Information
Chicago Jazz Festival Partnership Information
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago SummerDance Partnership Information
Children's Activities from the Fire Department
City College Near You
City Speaker to Speak at My Event
City-Funded Home to Purchase, Affordable Properties List
Class L Property Tax Incentive
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Communicable Disease Information
Community Health Center for underserved and special populations
Community Service Center Location
Contract Information Search
Crisis Intervention
Customer Service Survey for Food Service Managers/Owners
Data Portal
Dates of Non-Scheduled Garbage Collection
Developer Services Comprehensive Checklists
Developer Services Plan Review
Developer Services appointment
Dig Notice/Dig Ticket
Dislocated Worker Benefits
Download Developer Services Applications
Drivers License or State Id
Easy Building Permit Applications
Easy Permit Login
Economic Disclosure Statements, Online EDS
Elevator Code Information
Elevator Information
Elevator Installation, Alteration, and Repair Permit Requirements
Elevator Rules and Regulations
Elevator Testing Forms
Emergency Contracts
Emergency Food Assistance
Employment
Employment Information
Environmental Permit information
Epidemiology Data Analysis Requests
Ethics Education
Ethics Education for Contractors
Expediters
Exterior Wall Information
FAQ's for High-rise Life Safety
Family Planning
Farmers Market Application
Farmers Market Partnership Information
Find Mental Health Services in 2012
Find Statements of Financial Interests Filed by City Employees and Officials
Fire Safety Tips (multiple languages)
Firefighter Contract
Fireworks
Food Alerts and Recalls
Franken Plaza Partnership Information
Free Amplified Phone, TTY or CapTel Device
Free Condoms - STI Specialty Clinic
Free Educational Resources About STI/HIV/AIDS
Gasoline Prices in Chicago
General Contractor information
Grant to Fund My Arts Organization
Green Bungalow Information
Growth and Developmental Screening
Gun Turn-in Locations
HIV/AIDS Briefs
HIV/AIDS Early Intervention Services and Treatment
HIV/AIDS Training
Health Clinic
Health Screening for Pregnant Women and/or Infant
Health System Reports
Healthy Future Policy Agenda
Help on Domestic Violence
Help with Appealing Property Taxes
Hepatitis A and B Immunizations
High Rise Office Building Evacuation Plans
High Risk Infant Follow-up
High-Rise Life Safety Information
Home Owner Assistance Permit
Housing
IRB Forms
Infant/Toddler Programs
Information About Living in Illinois
Information Resources for Arts and Cultural Organizations
Information about the Developer Service Submittal process
Information about the Structural Peer Review program
Information on Delinquent Accounts
Information on Domestic Violence
Information on Maxwell Street Market Vendor Requirements
Information on Producing an Athletic Event
Information on Resources for People with Disabilities
Information on bicycling and commuting in Chicago
Information on how to apply to provide Food, Beverage, and Ticket Management Services for City sponsored festivals
Inspection Manuals: Fire Prevention Bureau Inspection Manuals
Inspection Manuals: The Business Owner's Guide to Inspections
Insurance Counseling
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Job Order Contracts (JOC) Sub-Order Releases
Job Training
Job Training Agency, Employment Network, Employer for Hire
Juvenile Intervention Support Center
Kids and Kites Festival Partnership Information
Landmark Permit Review
Landscape Ordinance
Lead Hazard Home Inspection
Lead Screening
Library Services
License - First-time Licensing Applicants
Life Safety and High-rise information
Life Safety High-rise information
Link Card, Food Stamps and Medical Assistance
Liquor Moratorium / Vote Dry Area
List of Contractors Receiving Disciplinary Actions
List of Debarred Firms and Individuals
List of Licensed Electrical Contractors
List of Licensed Masons
List of Licensed Plumbing Contractors
List of Registered Lobbyists
List of registered General Contractors
Location to Dispose of Pharmaceuticals
Locations with free online access to Job Postings
Lost Pet
Manuals / Medicaid
Maxwell Street Market Partnership Information
Medication Assistance
Mental Health Assessment
Mental Health Counseling/Therapy
Mortgage Assistance
Multi-Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and PLA Signatory Unions
Municipal Health Rules, Regulations and Public Notices
Network and Attend Professional Development Opportunities for Art Organization
New Liquor License Applications
Non-competitive Procurement, Sole Source
Occupancy Capacity Sign application
Open Plan Review Appointment
Opportunity Take Out List
Other required ethics disclosures
Parking Meter Business Feedback Form
Pay or Search for Parking Ticket(s) or Red-light Ticket(s)
Payment Information Search
Pelvic Examination and Pap Smear
Performance Metrics
Permit Fee Waivers for Seniors
Permit Parking Zone Lookup
Personnel Rule XXIX Disclosure Form
Pet Adoption Services
Police Reports
Porch and Deck Information
Pre-Bid and Pre-Submittal Conference Attendees
Preschool Programs
Promotional Opportunities for my organization or business (CAM, CAR, Spotlight)
Property Tax Incentives
Public Aid from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Public Art Collection
Race To Taste Partnership Opportunities
Radon Test
Rain Barrel or Compost Bin Rebate Form
Rapid HIV Testing (STI/HIV/AIDS testing)
Regional Senior Center
Renew your Trade License
Rental Assistance
Rental Space for a Private Event
Residential Recycling Drop Off Center
Restaurant Information
Restaurant and Food Service Inspection Reports
STI/HIV/AIDS Education and Partner Notification Services
STI/HIV/AIDS Evaluation
STI/HIV/AIDS Information
Sanitation Ordinance, Sanitation Code, Municipal Ordinance
Schedule an Appointment at a Neighborhood Permit Center
School Age Programs
See the Building Forms Most Frequently Requested
Senior Satellite Center
Senior Services Information and Assessment Assistance
Senior Well Being Check
Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
Services for formerly incarcerated
Sewer Permit information
Shelter System - Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS)
Sign Permit Process
Smoke Detector Tips
Smoking Cessation Class
Solicitation and Contracting Protest Procedures
Standard Forms and Agreements
Statement of Financial Interests form
Status of Restaurant License Inspection
Strategic Plan
Street Sweeping Schedule or Mechanical Street Sweeper Schedule
Summer Job
Summer Nutrition Program
Taste of Chicago Partnership Information
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Tax Ordinances
Taxpayer registration status
Technical Assistance About the Rights and Responibilities for Business Owners, Employees and Consumers with Accessibility Laws
Technology Resources and Services in Chicago
Tent Permit
Testing or Treatment for STI/HIV/AIDS
Things To See and Do in Chicago
Tips on Caring for your Cat
Tips on Caring for your Dog
Today's Street Closures
Tools, Maps and Other Resources to Use When Visiting Chicago
Trade Licensing Applications
Trade Licensing Information
Train Schedule
Trip Planners
Tuberculosis Information
Understand Health Code Requirements for Food Establishments
Unemployment Insurance
Vacant Property information
Vaccines/Shots/Immunizations
Vendor Information Search
Veteran's Resources
View List of City Contractors
View Non-Required Disclosures to the Board of Ethics
View Parking Ticket Pictures
View Red-light Violation Video
Violence Prevention Training
Vital Records from the Cook County Clerk's Office
Warming Center
Weather Relief
Workforce Development
Workforce Workshops
World Music Festival Partnership Information
Your Polling Place
Your STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Materials
Youth Activities in Chicago
Youth Career Development Center



Pay for/Buy

Business License Renewal
Business Taxes
CTA Transit Customer Fare Card
Calculate the Cost of a Permit
City of Chicago Photography
Liquid Waste Fee
Parking Ticket(s) or Red-light Ticket(s)
Permits (Easy, Electrical, Sign)
Public Vehicle Advertising
Surplus, Vehicles, Auctions
Vehicle and Residential Permit Parking Stickers
Water Bill
Water/Sewer Bill



Register

"Monthly Foreclosure Prevention Counseling"
Architect for the Certified Corrections Program
Complaint Against a Chicago Police Officer
Compliment About a Chicago Police Officer
Discrimination Complaint
Employment
Extreme Weather Notification
For Internships and Volunteer Programs
For NotifyChicago Alerts
For Park District Programs
Fraud Complaint
Green Tech U Classes
Ground Transportation Tax Emblems
HIV/AIDS Online Courses
HIV/AIDS Training
Independent Living Skills Program
Lobbyist
MPEA Airport Tax
Participate in Disability Mentoring Day
Participate in Job Shadow Week
Public Art Projects
To Attend SSA Work Incentives/WIPA Program Partners Monthly Meetings
To Attend a Youth in Transition Summit
To Have Your Play or Dance Event Presented in DCA Theaters
To Nominate Tree of the Year
To Vote
Tour of the Chicago Center for Green Technology
Vacant Property
WISE Event, A Work Incentives Forum
With the Chicago Public Art Program
Your Building into the Exterior Wall Program
Your Child in a School
Your Organization for the City's Mailing List



Report/File

2011 Plastic Bag Recycling Report
AIC (Annual Inspection Certification) inspections
Abandoned Vehicle
Alley Lights Out
Alley Pothole
Animal Carcass, Dead Animal, Rodent Control
Building Violation
Buildings - No Permit or Construction Violation
Bulk Sales Notice
Business Operating Without A License
Business Taxes
Cab Complaint
Cable TV Complaint
Child Support Online at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Website
City Vehicle Sticker Violation
Claim for Vehicle or Property Damage
Complaint About Hiring
Complaint Against a Chicago Police Officer
Compliment about a Chicago Police Officer
Consumer Complaint Online
Consumer Fraud
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Consumer Retail Complaint
Drug Trafficking
EZ Dec - Real Property Transfer Tax
Economic Disclosure, Affidavit, Online EDS
Elevator - Installation, Alteration, and Repair Permit Requirements
Emerald Ash Borer
Environmental Complaint
File an Ethics Complaint
Food Establishment Complaint
Freedom of Information Request
Gang and Drug Building
Garbage Cart Stolen or Missing
Graffiti
Illegal Dumping
Illegal Dumping of Trash, Illegal Fly Dumping
Illegal Sale
Inhumane Animal Treatment
Liquor License Violation Complaint
Litter, Trash, Garbage
Lobbyist Activity
Low Water Pressure
Make a Complaint of Waste, Fraud, Abuse, or Inefficiency in City Government
Malfunctioning Traffic Signals or Traffic Light Outage
Missing or Damaged Sign
Missing/Damaged One Way Sign
Missing/Damaged Parking Meters
Motor Vehicle Repair Facility
Occupancy Capacity Sign application
Overflowing Dumpster at Food Establishment
Personnel Rule XXIX Disclosure Form
Pothole in the Street
Report Street Lights On Days
Restaurant Complaint
Rodent Baiting, Rodent Control
Sanitation Code Violation
Snow on Sidewalks
Standing Water - West Nile Virus Program information
Standing Water - Report Online, Department of Health's response to West Nile Virus
Statement of Financial Interests form
Stray Animal
Stray Animals - Lost Pet Recovery
Street Light Pole Damaged
Street Light Pole Door Missing
Street Lights Out
Structural Peer Review
Subcontractor Payments
Tax Fraud
Tree Insects; Pests
Unregistered Lobbying
Unsafe Porch
Vacant Building
Viaduct Outage
Water Leak
Water in Basement
Water in the Street



Request

Advocacy Assistance to Help Resolve Issues
Alerts from NotifyChicago
Alley Lights
Appeal of Denied Residential Disabled Parking Application
Appointment With A Business Consultant
Appointment for an Orientation
Appointment to Discuss My Permit
Appointment to Get a Social Security Benefit Analysis
Appointment to Meet with MOPD Preliminary Plan Review
Birth Records or Death Certificates from the Cook County Clerk's Office
Building Inspection
Building Permit Review for Accessibility
Building Permit Status
Building Permit-Standard Plan Review Applications
Buildings E-Permits
CAPS Brochure/Literature Related to City-sponsored Programs, Services or Events
Calculate the Cost of a Permit
Certificate of Occupancy Inspection
Change the Contractor on My Permit
City Speaker to Speak at My Event
Comprehensive Checklists of Developer Services
Crisis Intervention
Dead Animal Pick Up, Rodent Control
Developer Services Plan Review
Dig Notice/Dig Ticket
Dig Ticket
Disability Awareness and Etiquette Training
Do Not Enter Sign
Download Developer Services applications
Easy Building Permit Applications
Easy Permit Login
Emerald Ash Borer
Emergency Housing Assistance
Engineering Study
Environmental Permit information
Ethics Education
Exterior Wall Information
For Your Art to be Exhibited at Chicago Cultural Center
Freedom of Information Request
Garage, Yard & Apartment Sale Permit, Sanitation
Garbage Cart
General Contractor Information
Graffiti Removal
Growth and Developmental Screening
HRAIL Assistance (now Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors)
Health Screening for Pregnant Women and/or Infant
Heat in Your Rental Home
High Risk Infant Follow-up
High-Rise Life Safety Information
HomeMod - Accessible Funding Brochure
Hotel Desk Clerks - Fire Safety Procedures
Info Regarding ILP
Information About the Youth in Transition Summit
Information about the Certified Corrections Program
Information about the Developer Services submittal process
Information on Home Buyer Programs
Information on Parking Ticket(s) and Red-light Ticket(s)
Inspection Information
Lead Hazard Home Inspection
Lead Screening
Licensed Electrical Contractor information
Life Safety and High-rise information
Link Card, Food Stamps and Medical Assistance
List of Licensed Plumbing Contractors
List of registered General Contractors
Mental Health Assessment
Mental Health Counseling/Therapy
Mobile Clinic - Homeless Outreach and Engagement
Monthly Report for Certified Desk Clerks
New Residential Garage Demolition Program
New tree planted on parkway
Occupancy Capacity Sign Application
One Way Sign
Online Ethics Training
Open Plan Review Appointment
Parking Ticket Pictures
Pet Adoption
Police Reports
Porch Inspection
Porch and Deck Information
Private Drain Repair
Property Tax Appeal Help
Public Aid from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Radon Test
Rat Stoppage Tickets
Red-light Ticket Video
Refuse Containers or Garbage Carts
Request a Bike Map
Review of Your STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Materials
Rodent Baiting, Rodent Control
SAAPPD Outreach Presentation
Schedule an Appointment at a Neighborhood Permit Center
Screening for Exposure to Second Hand Smoke
See the Building forms most frequently requested
Senior Related Literature
Sewer Cleaning Inspection
Sewer Permit information
Sidewalk Survey
Sidewalks Snow Removal Request
Site Assistance
Site Inspection for a Building Where Accessibility Compliance Is in Question
Smoking Cessation Class
Snow and Ice Removal from City Streets
Spay/Neuter Services
Stop Sign
Street Sweeping, Street sweeping schedule or Mechanical Street Sweeper
Structural Peer Review information
TV Time Slot
Technical assistance About the Rights and Responibilities for Business Owners, Employees and Consumers with Accessibility Laws
Tenant/Landlord Information
Tent Permit
Tobacco Prevention
Tour of the Chicago Center for Green Technology
Towing information; towing process
Trade Licensing information
Traffic Siginals/Traffic Lights
Tree Debris Removal
Tree Planting
Tree Trimming
Viaduct Lighting; Repair Viaduct Lighting
WIPA Presentation
Weed Cutting/ Weed Removal
Wood Chips; Forestry
Yard Waste Collection



Sign up for/Volunteer


Alerts from NotifyChicago
At the Chicago Cultural Center
Big Fix Program (Spay/Neuter Services)
Buildings Self-Certification Program
CAPS Brochures and Information
CAPS District and Beat Meetings
Catalog Choice
Chicago Cultural Center MOSAIC membership
Community Emergency Response Team Certification
DPS Alerts
Employment or Internships
Food Alerts and Recalls
Free Newsletter - About STI/HIV/AIDS
HRAIL - Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors
Halloween and World AIDS Day Activities
Help Respond to Emergency
Homeward Bound Program
Internships - Apply for City of Chicago Job Opportunities
Internships and Volunteer Programs
Join City's Digital Excellence Initiative
Mentor Students at Disability Mentoring Day
Notify Chicago
One Good Deed Chicago Volunteer Opportunities
Recycling Block Captain
Sign up for Text 4 Baby
Social Security Benefits Analysis
Summer Job for Students with Disabilities
The Chicago Conservation Corps
To Attend a Program Partners Meeting
To Facilitate a Workshop
Tour of the Chicago Center for Green Technology
Voluntary Disclosure
Volunteering at Animal Care and Control