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.
All researchers conducting investigations on Park District property are required to obtain a Research Access Permit from the Chicago Park District Department of Planning & Construction before beginning any project. These research investigations, by nature, are to be completely noninvasive to the park, leaving no materials or equipment in the parks after a project has completed. If these stipulations do not apply to the nature of the project, a standard Access Permit 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 “Overview" document.
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.