Construction Permits

Required Prior to Start of Construction
Permits for construction projects in all zoning districts are required BEFORE construction starts.  Failure to obtain a building permit will result in a fine plus  permitting fee. Occupancy permits are issued upon completion of the construction project or when the use of the land changes.   For example, permits are generally required for most construction, including:

  • Additions to homes including decks, porches, and patios
  • Replacement structures including decks, porches, sheds 
  • Detached buildings
  • New homes
  • Some fences

Types of Inspections
Generally, three inspections are made during the course of construction:

  • Stake-out inspection to verify the location of the improvement
  • Foundation inspection
  • Final inspection before an occupancy permit is issued
Permits and other information (Fillable PDFs)

For More Information
If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the Building and Zoning Department at (815) 599-0344.

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