AIC Registration


Previously, the requirement for the City Annual Inspection Certification (“AIC”) was that the elevators/devices in buildings located in the Central Business District were inspected on a yearly basis. The new requirement is for compliance (elevators must pass inspection before the deadline) by the due date assigned to your building by the City. Previously, the deadline for inspections was the end of the calendar year.


Beginning January 1, 2017, compliance will be required by the quarterly due date assigned to a particular building. Also in 2017, the City will no longer accept Conditional Certificates.


Therefore, if any device needs even a minor repair, in order to pass inspection, the device must be completely repaired. An Extension Certificate may be requested if a device fails the initial inspection. However, the Extension Certificate will only grant an additional 60 days to bring the device into compliance.


Make a note to sign into the AIC web portal account and verify your new inspection date requirement.


Chicago Residential and Commercial Recycling Ordinance


Starting January 1, 2017, the Chicago Residential and Commercial Recycling Ordinance will require source separated, single stream recycling for multi-unit residential, office establishments and commercial establishments. This includes apartment buildings, condominium associations and cooperatives.


Make sure your building is equipped with sufficient recycling containers. Make sure to post and maintain signage notifying all residents that source-separated recycling is required under Chapter 11-5 of the Municipal Code of Chicago. If a building fails to comply with the Ordinance, the City may levy fines for violations in an amount between $50.00 to $100.00 for each offense.


Take the time to make sure your building is ready for these two changes coming in 2017. If you need legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office by calling 855-537-0500 or visiting Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit online at

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