In this dataset each record is a building inspection conducted by the City of Chicago Department of Buildings, and each inspection has one or more violations. Inspections are made because of complaints, periodic inspections, and the opening of new buildings or businesses. These data are historical in nature and should not be relied upon for real estate transactions. For transactional purposes such as closings, please consult the title commitment for outstanding enforcement actions in the Circuit Court of Cook County or the Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings. Violations are always associated with an inspection and there can be multiple violation records to one inspection record.
The dataset contains cases where a respondent has been found to be liable as well as cases where the respondent has been found to be not liable.