Construction Permits

Required Prior to Start of Construction
Permits for most construction projects are required BEFORE construction starts. Occupancy permits are issued upon completion of the construction project or when the use of the land changes. On residential-use land, for example, permits are generally required for most construction, including:
  • Additions to homes including decks, porches, and patios
  • Detached buildings
  • New homes
  • Some fences

Types of Inspections
Generally, three inspections are made during the course of construction:
  • Final inspection before an occupancy permit is issued
  • Foundation inspection
  • Stake-out inspection to verify the location of the improvement
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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