Cicero Announces Building Code Changes | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Cicero officials have approved several building code changes that will no longer require a special permit from the town.

Officials made the changes to encourage investment in housing, and to promote the health and life safety of residents.

A licensed and bonded contractor can now perform the following work on homes without a building permit:

  • Painting the house and garage, both the inside and the outside
  • Replacing a broken pane of glass in a window or a door
  • Installing rugs or carpeting
  • Sanding and finishing floors
  • Landscaping, including planting sod, grass, flowers, trees, shrubs, and installing an automatic sprinkler system
  • Installing wood floors, linoleum tile or ceramic tile flooring
  • Replacing and repairing existing plumbing, such as faucets and sinks
  • Replacing doors, including storm doors, screen doors, or overhead garage doors in existing openings

The town has a complete list of the changes on its Facebook page.