All driveways in Chicago must be permitted by the Department of Transportation.  Residential buildings with four and fewer units are able to apply for the Residential Driveway Permit, while commercial establishments and larger residential complexes can apply using the Commercial Driveway Permit Application.

Please note that buildings with alley access should avoid installing driveways.

Links and Files

Chicago Department of Transportation – Driveway Permits

Residential Driveway Permit Application

Commercial Driveway Permit Application

Driveway Sign Application