Chicago Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens Jan 8 one day only. Chicago Shared Cost Sidewalk Program accepts applications for One day ONLY. This year applications open on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 12:01am. This program allows you to split the cost of repairing certain parts of your sidewalk with the City at a cost much less than if you hired a private contractor.
Once applications reach the the program budget, the program will close for the year. Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and the number of participants will be based on availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so apply early.
This may be the only way to get your sidewalk fixed
Given the City’s precarious financial state this may be your best option to get your sidewalk repaired. If it’s a hazard or you’re selling your home this may be your only option to get it done quickly.
Apply immediately it will fill up
The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program cost per square foot charged to property owners is well below what a private contractor would charge. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may qualify for a further discounted rate.
Apply through 311
Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of participants is based on availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so you are encouraged to apply early. Please note that if you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2019 if you wish to be considered for the 2019 program. Applications will only be accepted through the City’s 311 system by calling 311 or through the City’s service request website 311.chicago.gov. The property owner’s contact information and the property address are required at the time of request.
Click on the links below for more information on the program.