City Encourages Porch Safety
With summer in full swing, the Department of Buildings is reminding residents to use porches, balconies, decks and stairs safely and to visually inspect for any needed repairs. Residents are encouraged to call 311 to report deteriorated porches to the Department of Buildings.
“Like any part of a building that is exposed to the varied weather conditions experienced in Chicago, porches should be checked on an annual basis for any wear and tear,” said Acting Buildings Commissioner Michael Merchant. “Any poor conditions should be addressed immediately by property owners. Residents are also encouraged to call 311 to report concerns about porches.”
For more information, visit the city’s Porch Safety information page.