Building Code Scofflaw List

data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 11 Jul 2018

The Chicago Building Scofflaw Ordinance (Section 2-92-416 of the Municipal Code of Chicago) is designed to prevent landlords that refuse or refrain from correcting ongoing building code violations from receiving city contracts, including those that subsidize housing. Building owners must have a least three residential buildings with uncorrected violations and have had three or more properties referred to Circuit Court within the applicable 12 month period to be eligible for the list. The building code scofflaw list is updated once a year on the first business day of December, and building owners may appeal being named on the list. Building owners with controlling interest in at least three residential properties that have habitual, extensive or serioues building code violations are now ineligible for any new city contracts in 2015. The following individuals or entities have been placed on the Building Code Scofflaw list for the entire calendar year.

Tags: scofflaw, buildings, violations

This dataset has the following 18 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
RESPONDENTrespondenttext
ADDRESSaddresstextPrimary address of building (used for geocoding and other geographic information).
SECONDARY ADDRESSsecondary_addresstextAn alternative address that could be used to describe building location. This was not used for any geocoding.
TERTIARY ADDRESStertiary_addresstextAn alternative address that could be used to describe building location. This was not used for any geocoding.
CIRCUIT COURT CASE NUMBERcircuit_court_case_numbertextCase number for the Cook County Circuit Court
VIOLATIONviolationtext
COMMUNITY AREAcommunity_areatext
COMMUNITY AREA NUMBERcommunity_area_numbertextThe ID that corresponds with COMMUNITY AREA in this dataset. For context, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_areas_in_Chicago
WARDwardtextWard number based on the 2010 ward boundaries.
CENSUS TRACTScensus_tractstextCensus tract number based on the 2010 census tracts. For more information, see https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/gtc/gtc_ct.html
CENSUS BLOCKScensus_blockstextCensus blocks based on the 2010 census blocks. For more information, see: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/block/2010/
STREET BLOCK IDstreet_block_idtext
PLACED ON LISTplaced_on_listcalendar_dateThe date on which the landlord was placed on the Building Code Scofflaw List.
X_COORDINATEx_coordinatenumberThe east-west coordinate defined in feet, based on NAD 83 - State Plane Eastern IL
Y_COORDINDATEy_coordindatenumberThe north-south coordinate defined in feet, based on NAD 83 - State Plane Eastern IL
LONGITUDElongitudenumber
LATITUDElatitudenumber
LOCATIONlocationlocation