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Old 06-22-2011, 09:08 AM
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Default Security bars

Any of my fellow chicago appraisers have info on chicago codes for these security bars on windows?

I have a chicago bungalow home with bars on 2 front windows only.Nowhere else. Bolted in from outside, no latches.

Lender wants to know if home is within code for these bars.
I know we are the Permit police, building inspectors, experts in all areas including plumbing,electrical,roofing and anything else they can think of. But code enforcement officer is a new one to me,


Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:24 PM
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Here's where to find the answer:

http://www.amlegal.com/library/il/chicago.shtml
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:24 PM
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Gotta love reading municipal codes looking for an answer. BTDT.

Around here those would be OK as long as the rooms were not bedrooms. For bedrooms, they need interior releases.

I don't know if searching O'Leary in the codes would help find your answer.
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