Use this application to apply for any residential building permit other than a residential service upgrade project. Please review the appropriate residential permit application packet prior to starting your online application.
Online Residential permit submissions are typically reviewed within two business days. Following the review, we will contact you to inform you that the permit is ready for pick up or to be mailed (additional $6.00 fee) or to let you know what additional information or revisions are required. A non-refundable permit fee of $75.00 is required at the time of application. Depending on the scope of work, additional fees may apply. Directions for paying by credit card are provided at the end of the application form.
Every application for a building permit must include construction plans and a site plan. Construction plans must be drawn at ¼"=1'-0" or scaled to clearly identify and detail the proposed work. Depending on the scope of the project, the construction plans may include code compliance plan/legend, foundation/basement plans, floor plans, roof plans, elevation views, and detailed sections. Directions for preparing the site plan can be found here. Save the construction plans and site plan to your computer. You will need to attach them to your online permit application. The allowed file attachment types are: .gif, .jpg, .png, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, and .txt. The maximum size allowed per file attachment is 10 MB.
If you entered an email address prior to submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a Submission #. The Submission # should be used when making your on-line payment. If you do not receive the confirmation email, check your junk or spam email folders. If you still do not find the email, please email [email protected] or call 815.334.4560 to ensure that your application was properly submitted.
A non-refundable permit fee of $75.00 is required at the time of application. A $6.00 mailing fee is also required at the time of application, unless you opted to pick-up the permit on the application form. Depending on the scope of work, additional fees may apply. For online credit card payments, there is a non-refundable service fee paid directly to GovPayNet.