Housing Section

The Housing Section of the Circuit Court of Cook County is a section within the First Municipal District. The Housing Section hears cases involving municipal housing code violations dealing with all structures including residential, commercial, industrial and institutional in Chicago and unincorporated Cook County. 

Building Code matters are divided into the following court calls within the Housing Section: 

  • Condominium Conversion                                    
  • Conservation (properties which can be brought into compliance)
  • Criminal Public Nuisance                                     
  • Demolition and Prove-up of Liens                       
  • Exterior Walls/Facades                                                 
  • Fire Protection
  • Heat
  • Lead Paint
  • Public Places of Amusement
  • Single Room Occupancy
  • Strategic Task Force Implementation
  • Zoning

In addition to code violations, the Section also hears appeals from the City of Chicago and the County of Cook Department of Administrative Hearings. In addition, Calendars 65, 66, and 67 hear vacant building foreclosure cases filed by banks and lien holders. 

Additional Information and Points of Contact

    Judge and Courtroom Information

    For judges, courtroom clerk phone numbers, courtroom rules and daily courtroom schedules, please select below: 

    Contact and Location

    The Housing Section courtrooms are 1103, 1105, 1107 and 1109 in the Richard J. Daley Center.

    Housing Section
    Richard J. Daley Center, Room 1109
    (312) 603-4532

    Supervising Judge: Honorable Leonard Murray