Permit Management

We embrace the permitting process as one of the key drivers of a successful project. 

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Instead of being in a constant state of stress and confrontation with the unknown, we take ownership of the process by establishing strategies and goals which make it predictable, achievable, and enjoyable.

Our permit management service focuses on editing architectural designs prior to permit submittal and strategically planning the mission of permitting and licensing, resulting in a wealth of benefits. With these goals at the front and center of the pre-construction process, projects are completed with better design outcomes and both time and money saved.

Selected Permit Management Experience

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The Teller House (Bridgeview Bank)

Adaptive reuse of a historic bank building into micro-apartments with co-working.

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360 North Green

Phased new construction of a 26-story Class A office building in Chicago's Fulton Market.

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Metra 79th Street (Chatham)

Phased temporary and new station and bridge structures to maintain operation of critical transportation infrastructure to the public.

  • (Traditional) Developer Services
  • Direct Developer Services
  • Geotechnical Review (Deep Foundations)
  • Easy (EZ) Permit Process (EPP), Express Permit
  • Standard Plan Review
  • Self-Certified Permit
  • Change of Contractor
  • Construction Equipment Permit (Crane, Hoist, etc) 
  • Excavation Drawing Services through MAPStudio
  • Maximum Capacity Sign (Occupancy Capacity Sign, Placard Permit)
  • Certificate of Occupancy, including Temporary and Partial 
  • Tent, Stage and Temporary Structure Permit
  • Sign Permit
  • Short-Form Permit (minor MEP alterations and repairs)
  • Demolition (Wrecking) Permit
  • Solar Express Permit Program (Solar Panels)
  • Green Permit Process
  • Electrically Locked Egress Door Permit (Maglock)
  • Architectural and Structural Iron Inspection Report
  • Violations Resolution
  • Alternative Code Approval Request (ACAR) 
  • Building Board of Appeals (BBA)
  • Committee on Standards and Tests
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) (Swimming Pools)
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
  • Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD)
  • Plan Review Committee (PRC)
  • Travel Demand Management (TDM)
  • Bridge, Harbor, and Tunnel Permit
  • House Number Certificate
  • Driveway Install Permit (New Driveway)
  • Periodic Driveway Permit (Existing Driveway, Change of Owner)
  • Building Canopy Permit
  • Construction Dumpster Permit
  • Non-Standard Paving Agreement
  • Event Permits for Assembly, Athletic Event, Festival, Sidewalk Sale
  • Occupy the Right of Way (ROW) Permits (Barricades, Equipment, Temporary Driveways, Manhole Access, Public Place Obstruction, Traffic Light Pole Use)
  • Parking Restriction Signage
  • Temporary and Permanent Relocation of Parking Meters, Pay Boxes, Bus Stops, Bus Shelters, Signs
  • Loading Zone and Standing Zone Signage
  • Public Way Opening Permit (General, Driveway Construction/Removal, Restoration, Soil Boring/Well Monitoring, Work In Advance)
  • Dedication/ Vacation of the Right of Way
  • Freight Tunnel Access
  • Perimeter Restoration Agreement
  • Streetscape Restoration Agreement
  • Information Retrieval (IR)
  • Existing Facility Protection (EFP) (Utilities, ADA Ramps, Soil Borings, Sidewalk Vaults, Deep Foundations)
  • Deep Excavation Existing Facility Protection (DEEFP)
  • Stormwater Management Ordinance
  • B-Permit
  • Sewer Permit
  • Hydrant Use Permit
  • Parking Determination Letter
  • Zoning Opinion Letter
  • Air Quality Ordinance 
  • Landmarks Permit Review Committee
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Planned Development Site Plan Review
  • Landscape Ordinance 
  • Open Space Impact Fee (OSIF)
  • Chicago Sustainable Development Policy Compliance
  • Riverwalk Design Guidelines Compliance
  • Food Establishment Plan Review
  • Above Ground Non-Dispensing Storage Tank (Emergency Generator)
  • Above Ground Dispensing Storage Tank
  • Underground Storage Tank
  • Kitchen Hoods (Black Iron, Wood Burning Ovens)
  • Grant of Privilege (GOP), also known as Public Way Use Permits
  • Sidewalk Café Permit
  • Sidewalk Sign Permit
  • Business License
  • Hotel License
  • Special Events License
  • Caterer’s License
  • Liquor License (Tavern, Incidental, Packaged Goods, Outdoor Patio, Late Hour)
  • Public Place Amusement (PPA)
  • Food Service License
  • Mobile Food (Dispenser, Preparer, etc)
  • Retail License

Disclaimer: The list above is information provided by MAPS as a private company. For the most current and up-to-date information, visit the website of the applicable authority having jurisdiction.