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Illinois Building Violations

Watching Building Violations

We compile building violations for the Illinois county(s) listed below. Cook County building violations originate from the Circuit Clerk at the Daley Center in Chicago, IL.

Building violations are crimes punishable by law. The discovery of a building code violation could result in a citation, a fine, or costly repairs. Common building violations include fire safety codes, accessibility codes, or electrical codes. Building Code Violations are of interest to Realtors, building inspectors, consultants, attorneys, property owners, management companies, and tenants living in buildings where a violation could occur.

Demographics that you may be able to view include the First and Last Name of the Property Owner (the Defendant who received the violation), the address of the property, the PIN number of the property, and existing lien holders at the time of violation. Please note that not every building violation contains Defendant names, and none of the Building Violations in our database state the dollar amount if there is a fine involved. New data is uploaded on a weekly basis. The dates below indicate the date we began inputting data for this type of public record.

  • Cook Building Violations - Since 11/14/2007

Understanding a Building Violations Record:

  • Input Date: This is the date the record was typed into Record Information Services' database. This is not the date of date of record.
  • Parcel Number: The Parcel Identification (PIN Number) that identifies the property.
  • Plaintiff: The party that is filing the Building Violation.
  • Defendant 1 & 2: These are the individual(s) that received the Building Violation.
  • Lien Holder 1 & 2: These are any additional lien holders (if any) against the property at the time the building violation were filed.
  • Filing Date: The date the building violation was filed.
  • Fine: The dollar amount the Defendant is being fined for the Building Violation
  • Case Number: The reference filing number.

Get Started in 4 Easy Steps

  • Step One: Create an Account
  • Step Two: Create your Watch  
  • Step Three: View results instantly
  • Step Four: Receive ongoing weekly updates if new public records are filed

What is WatchIllinois?

WatchIllinois is a unique online tool which automatically alerts you when a change occurs in the public record of a person, property, or business of your choosing. Simply sign up for the criteria you want to "watch" , and we'll e-mail you weekly, letting you know if new public records are filed in the Illinois court system, based on your criteria.


About Us

WatchIllinois is a subsidiary of Record Information Services, Inc. , a 21-year old public record data compiler in the far west suburbs of Chicago, IL. WatchIllinois was created to satisfy the demand for an automated public record alerting system, that would save people time, money, and the effort that is required to track down and locate people, properties, businesses, and more in Northern Illinois. » Read More