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Building Department Contacts

Pete Ratos

Building Code Official


Dee Weinert
Administrative Assistant

Fire Marshal
630.553.6186 x119

Yorkville Bristol Sanitary District


Department of Building Safety and Zoning

Department of Building Safety and ZoningThe United City of Yorkville Building Safety and Zoning Department is ready to help when you have a project to complete. Whether you are a homeowner or a contractor when questions arise you can call (630) 553-8545. In addition to building permits, Building Safety and Zoning is responsible for a variety of other services including the following:

  • Zoning reviews of all plans including commercial, residential, industrial and miscellaneous permits such as signs, decks, fences, and pools.
  • Perform inspections. A list of mandatory inspections for single-family and commercial construction is available by contacting (630) 553-8545.
  • Property standard inspections including but not limited to weeds, debris, exterior structures etc.
  • Courtesy meetings with homeowners to discuss problems or answer pre-construction questions.
  • Meet with new builders and contractors to discuss their projects and the department expectations as it pertains to the building code.

Building Permit Information

If you are considering improvements to your home or property, you should know that virtually every enhancement requires a building

permit. Please contact Building and Zoning if you have a question as to whether a permit is required. Building permits are required for most types of home improvements including new installation or replacement of the following:

Permits can be applied for at the City Hall offices located at 800 Game Farm Road, lower level, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you would like an application, you can stop by City Hall or download one.

Residential Building Permit Application

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Commercial Permit Application

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Fence Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

In most cases a copy of a recent plat of survey will be required. This survey should accurately show all existing buildings and improvements and the proposed location shown on the survey where you intend to build, including the dimensions and distances to all lot lines.

The property's Permanent Property Identification Number (PIN Number) is required on all Applications for Permits pursuant to State Law, 65 ILCS 5/11-39-1 and 65 ILCS 5/11-39-2.

Permit Review

Permits generally take 7-14 days to complete a review. If changes are required, this process could take longer.

Permit Length

A permit will expire if the work is not started within six (6) months of the date of issuance. A permit will also expire if work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six (6) months or if it has been longer than six (6) months since the last inspection. The maximum length of a permit is two (2) years.


It is the responsibility of the property owner to make sure that all necessary inspections are performed. Inspections must be requested at least one working day prior to the day the inspection is to take place. When calling to schedule an inspection, please have the following information available:

  • Permit Number
  • Type of Inspection
  • Date Requested for Inspection
  • Address of Inspection
  • Lot number and Subdivision
Approved plans and permit card must be onsite and available for the inspector.

Zoning Enforcement


Through zoning, the city regulates building size, population density and the way land is used. Zoning is an instrumental tool for carrying out the city's planning policy.

Zoning is applied to preserve, protect and strengthen the city's neighborhoods. It implements the city's land use policies to protect the harmony and stability of residential and business areas. Zoning makes certain the requirements for a property are abided by, such as building setbacks, allowable signage and locations of accessory structures and rules of the Zoning Code are being adhered to.

2009 International Property Maintenance Code

The United City of Yorkville has adopted codes and ordinances that are intended to improve and protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public. These ordinances seek to promote a desirable neighborhood living environment and preserve property values. You can contact the Department of Building Safety if you have any questions or to report any violations in your neighborhood. Your call will be handled confidentially. For Violation  Complaint Procedures click here.


  • Accumulation of Rubbish. All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
  • Sanitation. All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.
  • Weeds. All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 8 inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited.
  • Motor vehicles. Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair or in the process of being stripped or dismantled.