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Most projects, from new commercial buildings to small residential improvements, require a building permit. The following lists are a general guide to assist you in determining if the work you are contemplating requires a permit. If you do not see your project on either list, please call the Building Division at 815-356-3605 for a decision.Requires a PermitDoes Not Require a PermitThe permit process ensures project are constructed safely. Plan reviews and field inspections allow the Building Division to verify that each project meets the minimum requirements of the adopted building codes and City Ordinances. The permit process involves three main steps: application, plan review, and inspection. Click on the links for information on each step.ApplicationPlan ReviewInspection
LINKS Commercial/Industrial Building Permit Application Residential Permit ApplicationSimplified Building Permit Application Residential Permits Commercial/Industrial PermitsMiscellaneous Permits Inspections Building Codes Contractor Bonds Permit Fees
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