Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that, after 16 months, City Hall has reopened to the public.
This announcement marks another milestone as the City of Chicago recovers from the impact of the pandemic. All visitors will still be required to wear masks and social distance appropriately while they are in the building.
City Hall's operating hours will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
"Due to our progress to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19, I am proud to announce that City Hall is officially reopening to the public," said Lightfoot in a statement. "Our efforts in promoting equality, inclusion and transparency in all aspects of city government will now be even more accessible as we open City Hall up to our citizens who have made reconnecting after the pandemic possible. We are excited to see you all again soon, and we continue encouraging residents to get vaccinated so that we can fully reopen even more spaces throughout the city."
The Department of Finance's Payment Service Centers have been open throughout the past 16 months and will continue to be open 8 a.m-5 p.m. at City Hall with alternate times available for hours of operation. Debt checks, located in Room 700 of City Hall, are available through email, and limited in-person services will now be available.
The Utility Billing Customer Service Center and Tax Administration offices at DePaul are open to the public 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday for limited in-person consultations.
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection's Small Business Center, located in Room 800 of City Hall, is now open. The Department of Buildings will gradually reopen to the public; in-person services will be prioritized for homeowners and business tenants who have limited ability to access internet-based services remotely.
For information on purchasing City of Chicago vehicle stickers, residential daily parking passes or dog licenses, visit www.ChiCityClerk.com .