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Permit Expediting & Building Permits Services in Chicago

Bridging the Gap between Building Permits and Architecture 

As a top-rated Chicago permit expediter, our team consists of a variety of talented and passionate professionals with backgrounds in architecture, interior design, planning, construction, and project management. Together we possess the technical knowledge and strategic planning skills to get your project started in the shortest time possible. We will also go well beyond submitting the permit applications, we will be there to support you in every phase of the process to ensure its successful completion. Permit Studio offer permit expediting and building permits services in Chicago, IL.

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Obtaining a building permit in Chicago is a crucial part of any construction project. Let us save you time and money by helping you through the regulatory process. Our team of experienced design professionals will assist you with budgeting, setting a project timeline, preparing documents, and putting together an impressive presentation.

Chicago Permit expediters for new construction and building renovations.

Each municipality has its own rules and guidelines for obtaining Chicago building permits. With our many years in the Chicago community, we are familiar with all of the nuances and hurdles that you might face when applying for a permit in Chicago. We have previously worked with city officials and other departmental employees on other permit applications. This gives us an advantage when it comes to getting information, solving problems, understanding fee structures, and negotiating when necessary.


Permit Studio is a full-service permit expediting and permit management company in Chicago.

We are offering a variety of permit expediting services in Chicago.

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Express Permits Program Chicago

At Permit Studio, we are proud to introduce the Express Permits Program, specifically tailored for the vibrant city of Chicago. The Express Permits Chicago initiative is designed to streamline the building permit process, ensuring a faster, more efficient route to obtaining the necessary approvals for your construction projects. Our team specializes in navigating the complexities of the Chicago Express Permits system, leveraging our expertise to facilitate quicker turnaround times and reduce typical bureaucratic delays. The Express Permit Program is ideal for clients seeking expedited services in the city, ensuring compliance with local regulations while accelerating project timelines. We understand the unique challenges and requirements of operating in Chicago, and our Express Permits service is crafted to meet these specific needs. Discover more about how our Express Permits Program can benefit your next project in Chicago at Permit Studio's Express Permits Program."

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Chicago Building Permits Expediter

Permit Studio is an expediting service and building permit company that offers a wide range of services in the Chicago area. From reviewing Chicago building permits to applying for them, Permit Studio can help you get your project moving forward smoothly and quickly.


If you need help applying for building permits in Chicago or understanding the requirements associated with it, we have the expert knowledge and resources to help you get things done. We also offer consultations to discuss your specific needs and see if our services are right for you.

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We Handle All Chicago Building Permits

Property owners in Chicago planning to expand their business must be aware of regulations for Chicago building permits. This is a very vital step that can prevent major headaches later on. Since this process involves different departments, you should get everything done correctly to avoid delays and other issues. As for the application process, ensure it's as simple and quick as possible while keeping all your details accurate so that nothing goes wrong.

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Building Permits Chicago 

Permit Studio is a leading provider of building permit services in the Chicago area. We provide a wide range of resources, including detailed information on all types of building permits and professional support. Our team has years of experience navigating the complex system of building and zoning law, so you can be sure that your project will go smoothly from start to finish.

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We understand that a building permit is essential, and we pride ourselves on providing high-quality customer service. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about the process of getting your building permit. From expediting Chicago building permits to providing expert advice on how to go about applying for them, we have everything you need under one roof.

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Permit Expediter

Permit Studio is a perfect choice if you're looking for an experienced building permit company that can handle everything from start to finish.

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CDOT is responsible for all public infrastructure in Chicago, from planning to maintenance. Chicago building permits are issued and reviewed by CDOT for construction being done in public ways.

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Chicago Building Code

The Chicago Construction Codes help regulate structures, ensuring proper construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, use, occupancy, relocation, and demolition. To learn more about Chicago building codes, click here.

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You might need a Chicago building permit for minor interior or exterior work. The Chicago Easy Permit was designed to reduce application times. Many project types qualify for an easy permit in Chicago, and permits are valid for up to six months from application. 


Permit Expediting Services

Looking to avoid delays in your renovation, remodel, or construction? We can expedite your CDOT Permit application, regardless of the project size. 


Architectural Drawings Submittal

The submittal of architectural drawings can be daunting for any project. Still, with the help of an experienced submittal company, you'll be able to streamline the process. Permit Studio can submit architectural drawings to the City of Chicago for you, reducing your workload significantly.

From consulting on architectural blueprints to obtaining a certificate of occupancy, we are skilled in every process of construction. This includes scheduling and overseeing inspections, researching zoning requirements, financial planning, and document management. 

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Permit Studio serves businesses throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and Grundy Counties. We work with a variety of businesses, including:


Home Owners



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Construction Firms

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Residential and Commercial Builders


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Real Estate Agents

Our city expediters can help you with an array of permit expediting and permit management tasks in Chicago. Adding us to your team will save you time and keep you from making some costly mistakes. 

Get your project started in the shortest time possible

Bring your next project to reality with an expert group of permit expediters and code consultants. At Permit Studio, we are your one source of bringing your project to life. From residential renovations to major developments, we do it all. Trust the team that more developers and planners in the Chicago area trust.

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We are Chicago’s Building Permits Experts

Whether you are working on a residential, commercial, or industry project, you need to make sure that you have your permits in place before you can move forward. In the City of Chicago, the permit process can be daunting, to say the least. That’s where we come in. At Permit Studio, we have a top of experienced professionals who provide expert permit expediting services for projects big and small.

Our team knows the City of Chicago 

Before you hire a permit expeditor, you want to make sure that they truly understand the jurisdiction. That allows them to better navigate the city’s various departments. This is why hundreds of contractors, developers, and builders rely on our city expediters.

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Your one team to handle all of your Chicago building permits

No matter what type of permit that you need, Permit Studio can help you through the process. We have expedited just about any type of permit that is offered by the City of Chicago and surrounding jurisdictions. This includes building permits, elevator permits, demolition permits, plumbing permits, electrical permits, and more. We give you the peace of mind that we can handle everything that your project needs.

Beyond permits, we provide critical services for your planning and development Our mission is to make your development as seamless as possible. That’s why we offer services that go beyond permit expediting. When your project is at the earliest stages, be sure to bring in our team to help get your project going at the fastest possible pace. Here’s a look at the other valuable services that we offer.

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Architectural Drawings Submittal

As the saying goes, “they have to see it to believe it.” When you are looking to create your project, you need to make sure that you submit your architectural drawings to the right departments at the right time. That’s where Permit Studio can come in to assist you. Our team has submitted architectural drawings for hundreds of projects. You can rely on us to keep your building, renovation, or development process going smoothly.

Our process includes identifying the submittals required for the project along with a review of the drawings to ensure that they can be expedited and approved at the fastest possible time. We also answer any questions from the jurisdiction handling the submission process and communicate any submission updates to your office.

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We know that a project can get off the ground until architectural drawings make their way into the right hands. That’s why we have a top team of project managers who use the latest project management software to handle your architectural drawing submission process. You will have peace of mind knowing that your architectural drawings will be in the right hands.

Building Code Consulting Services

Your project may involve having to comply with thousands of building codes. Violating just one of these building codes can throw your project into chaos. At Permit Studio, we can review your project’s drawings and identify the appropriate requirements that your project needs to remain in compliance with the City of Chicago. This helps to smooth out the process and ensure that you don’t have to deal with any “surprises” during your development process.

Our building code specialists will be able to provide a comprehensive analysis of every aspect of your design. This includes the following:

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Egress analysis


Timed Egress analysis


Means of egress capacity and locations


Fire-resistive ratings

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Construction types

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Exterior wall ratings and number openings


Occupancy classifications and occupant loads


Exit separation distances


Door and stair widths


Travel distances


Allowable areas

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Allowable building heights and number of stories


Interior finish requirements


Occupancy separation requirements


Fire alarm and fire suppression

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System requirements

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Our building code consulting team is involved in every step of the project. We can provide a comprehensive review of architectural plans and provide mark-ups, attend client meetings, attend fire department and building department meetings, compose review letters, and answer project-specific questions. Our team is with your team every step of the way.

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Real Estate Visualization

Whether you need to pre-sell your project or simply want to see your project in the flesh, our real estate visualization service is here for you. We provide advanced 3-D renderings of your project. This allows you, your team, your investors, or your potential investors to see your project before it comes to life.Our team works with the most advanced 3-D rendering and presentation software that creates an accurate and impactful visualization of your real estate project. Additionally, our real estate visualization services can be a useful tool during the planning of the building phase of your project.With our real estate visualization services, you will have the most accurate possible look at your project before you break ground.

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Permit Studio is Your One Stop Solution For Your Next Project


We understand that the permitting and submittal process can be time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming. That’s where Permit Studio comes in. We are your full-service solution for moving your real estate construction or renovation project forward. From permit expediting services to code consulting, rely on Permit Studio from start to finish.

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Contact Us

Contact us for a free consultation about your next project and what you may need. Our team can look over your project and make any recommendations that can help ensure that you get off to a fast start.

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