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.