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Chicago, IL 60602
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Construction/Maintenance Permits

IMPORTANT NOTICE  All permit applicants will be required to submit an Affidavit of Child Support Obligations form with their permit application as of January 1, 2014.  See Permit  Application form.

Construction/maintenance permits are issued by the Permits Office of the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways when any work is required within the Cook County highway right of way. Type of work includes, but is not limited to, residential or commercial access, street entrances, roadway widening, regrading ditch lines, storm or sanitary sewers, water mains, sidewalk, bike paths, informational signage, traffic signals, plantings, soil borings, monitoring wells, road closures, road detours, and parades.

Utility companies, such as Commonwealth Edison, AT&T and NIcor, may apply for utility permits to work within the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Right of Way under the existing agreement. The designated personnel of these companies may submit applicable documents to the Permit Office.

Contains all required construction permit documents listed below. 
All documents can be downloaded together in this file or downloaded individually below.

The Construction Permits Information Packet contains the following documents:

Fee Schedule

1. Application fee $100 (non-refundable) 

   Construction/Maintenance Permit Appliction Fee Instructions

2. Permit fees:  Please refer to current Ordinances for fee schedules. (Chapter 66 – ROADS AND BRIDGES)

3. Construction/Maintenance Permits Fee Payment – The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways now provides a new system for customers to pay for Construction/Maintenance Permits online.