cityofchicago/building-code-scofflaw-list-crg5-4zyp
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Building Code Scofflaw List

Chicago's Building Code Scofflaw Ordinance (Section 2-92-416 of the Municipal Code of Chicago) prohibits the owners of buildings that are identified as "priority buildings with serious and chronic code violations" from being awarded City contracts, receiving financial assistance from the City, or having certain applications accepted or processed by the City. Buildings on the list are also subject to follow-up inspections by the Department of Buildings at least every 12 months, and once removed from the list, continuing inspections until the building receives two consecutive inspections, at least six months apart, during which no serious violations are found. The owners of buildings included on the list are designated as "building code scofflaws."

Pursuant to the ordinance, as amended in 2021, lists of buildings are published on September 1 and March 1 of each year and lists of owners associated with those buildings are published one month later.

The structure of this dataset was modified on 9/1/2021 to be consistent with the amended ordinance.

Columns

NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
RECORD IDrecord_idrecord_idTextA unique identifier for the record. A record is considered an updated version of a previously existing record if it has the same CIRCUIT COURT CASE NUMBER and BUILDING LIST DATE. This will most commonly happen when the DEFENDANT OWNER value is added a month after the record is first published.
OWNER LIST DATEowner_list_dateowner_list_dateCalendar dateThe date of the owner list for this record.
Historical Wards 2003-2015 2:@computed_region_awaf_s7ux:@computed_region_awaf_s7uxNumberThis column was automatically created in order to record in what polygon from the dataset 'Historical Wards 2003-2015' (awaf-s7ux) the point in column 'location' is located. This enables the creation of region maps (choropleths) in the visualization canvas and data lens.
Wards 2:@computed_region_43wa_7qmu:@computed_region_43wa_7qmuNumberThis column was automatically created in order to record in what polygon from the dataset 'Wards' (43wa-7qmu) the point in column 'location' is located. This enables the creation of region maps (choropleths) in the visualization canvas and data lens.
Community Areas 2:@computed_region_vrxf_vc4k:@computed_region_vrxf_vc4kNumberThis column was automatically created in order to record in what polygon from the dataset 'Community Areas' (vrxf-vc4k) the point in column 'location' is located. This enables the creation of region maps (choropleths) in the visualization canvas and data lens.
Zip Codes 2:@computed_region_6mkv_f3dw:@computed_region_6mkv_f3dwNumberThis column was automatically created in order to record in what polygon from the dataset 'Zip Codes' (6mkv-f3dw) the point in column 'location' is located. This enables the creation of region maps (choropleths) in the visualization canvas and data lens.
Census Tracts 2:@computed_region_bdys_3d7i:@computed_region_bdys_3d7iNumberThis column was automatically created in order to record in what polygon from the dataset 'Census Tracts' (bdys-3d7i) the point in column 'location' is located. This enables the creation of region maps (choropleths) in the visualization canvas and data lens.
Boundaries - ZIP Codes:@computed_region_rpca_8um6:@computed_region_rpca_8um6NumberThis column was automatically created in order to record in what polygon from the dataset 'Boundaries - ZIP Codes' (rpca-8um6) the point in column 'location' is located. This enables the creation of region maps (choropleths) in the visualization canvas and data lens.
LOCATIONlocationlocationPointThe location of the building (based on the ADDRESS column) in a format that allows for mapping and other geographic analysis on this portal.
BUILDING LIST DATEbuilding_list_datebuilding_list_dateCalendar dateThe date of the building list for this record.
CIRCUIT COURT CASE NUMBERcircuit_court_case_numbercircuit_court_case_numberTextCase number for the Cook County Circuit Court
DEFENDANT OWNERdefendant_ownerdefendant_ownerTextA list of the building owners who are named as defendants in the code enforcement proceeding as of the owner list date. Owners are listed one month after the building list date.
ADDRESSaddressaddressTextPrimary address of building (used for geocoding and other geographic information).
SECONDARY ADDRESSsecondary_addresssecondary_addressTextAn alternative address that could be used to describe building location. This was not used for any geocoding.
TERTIARY ADDRESStertiary_addresstertiary_addressTextAn alternative address that could be used to describe building location. This was not used for any geocoding.
COMMUNITY AREAcommunity_areacommunity_areaTextThe name of the community area. For context, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_areas_in_Chicago
COMMUNITY AREA NUMBERcommunity_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
WARDwardwardTextThe number of the ward (city council district) as of the building list date
X_COORDINATEx_coordinatex_coordinateNumberThe east-west coordinate defined in feet, based on NAD 83 - State Plane Eastern IL
Y_COORDINATEy_coordinatey_coordinateNumberThe north-south coordinate defined in feet, based on NAD 83 - State Plane Eastern IL
LONGITUDElongitudelongitudeNumberThe longitude of the building (based on the ADDRESS column).
LATITUDElatitudelatitudeNumberThe latitude of the building (based on the ADDRESS column).
 
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