Please view the information below to determine if you need to submit a building permit and which type you will need for your project. Click on the picture or title to view a PDF application which you may fill out and save or print. If you would like to e-mail your building permit to the department, please use the following address: email@example.com
2018 International Building Code (IBC)
2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
2018 International Energy Code (IEC)
2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
2018 Existing Building Code (EBC)
Illinois State Accessibility Code
2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code
A residential permit is required when you will be adding or altering anything structural, electrical, mechanical (HVAC), or plumbing related to your residential property. Please click on the following links to obtain more information about each type of project:
A commercial permit is required when you will be adding or altering anything structural, electrical, mechanical (HVAC), or plumbing related to your commercial property. If the project will include plumbing and/or roofing, a copy of a certified Illinois State License is required.
A fence permit is required when you will be installing or altering a fence on your property. You may build a fence up to or on your property line. If you are building within a utility easement, you will need to fill out a Release & Hold Harmless Agreement and have it notarized (some City staff members are notaries). Please see the information below for more details:
A sign permit is required when you will be installing or altering any sign on your property. This includes any permanent or temporary sign. Temporary signs include but are not limited to banners, feather signs, cold air inflatable devices, searchlights, sandwich boards, and marketing signs. Please see the information below for more details:
A commercial occupancy permit is required when you are a new business moving into an existing commercial space or alter your existing businesses operations which changes your land use. If you are submitting a commercial permit application to construct or alter a structure, then a commercial occupancy permit application does not need to be submitted.
An apiary registration application is required when you are starting an accessory beekeeping use on your residential property. If you plan on maintaining colonies or hives on your property, please see the information below for more details:
A fire protection application is required when you are installing a fire alarm system, sprinkler system, cooking suppression system or any other type of fire suppression system.
This packet provides sample templates and forms for developing a new commercial or industrial business. It includes fee calculation sheets, sample bond forms, and several applications which will need to be submitted before construction can begin.
This packet details the regulations and parameters for installing a sidewalk cafe or parklet on public property. It outlines the application procedure, location requirements, design guidelines, and timeline for the operation of one of these uses.