All persons not under direct contract with the Chicago Park District who will be performing work on Park District property are required to obtain an Access Permit from the Chicago Park District Department of Planning & Construction. The firm or persons performing the work should apply for the permit.
Community Access Permit
All independent homeowners or community groups who wish to access CPD property to self-perform work either on adjacent, private property, or directly on CPD property are required to obtain a Community Access Permit (below) from the Chicago Park District Department of Planning & Construction before beginning any project.
These community-based projects are to be accomplished without engaging the services of a professional company, either for compensation or pro-bono. If this stipulation does not apply to the project, a standard Access Permit (below) is required.
A minimum of three weeks review time should be allowed, once all of the application items have been received by the Park District. Additional time may be needed, depending on the nature and complexity of the project.
Chicago Park District
Department of Planning & Construction
541 North Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 742-5347 (fax)
A more detailed description of the submittal requirements can be found in the appropriate "Overview" document associated with each permit.
In general, the following must be submitted:
A detailed description of the work, including anticipated dates and a site plan.
Insurance or liability protection for the Park District.
The signature page of "Exhibit C: Access Permit Terms and Conditions."
A fully refundable security deposit and a non-refundable permit fee.