Cook County Demolition

Cook County Demolition Requirements

Cook County requires demolition permits for any residential or commercial project when doing any of the following to any structure in suburban or unincorporated Cook County:

  • Altering
  • Deconstructing
  • Destroying
  • Razing
  • Renovating
  • Tearing Down
  • Wrecking

 Applications require an asbestos inspection.

Additional Information

For information regarding this process please contact the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability at 312-603-8200 or visit Cook County's Demolition page. The Village of La Grange Park requires a demolition permit for the demolition/removal of one and two family structures, multi-family structures, non-residential structure, residential garages or accessory structures. The Village of La Grange Park requires a copy of a valid Cook County permit prior to the issuance of a La Grange Park demolition permit. *Download the Demolition Permit Application (PDF). *(same form as our Building Permit, please be sure to mention demolition in section #3 where it says "describe work")