DeKalb County Building Permits (Illinois)

Search for DeKalb County, IL building permits. A building permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, land use permits, occupancy permits, permit rules, rejected permit applications, appeal a rejected permit, construction permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, renovation permits, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


Building Departments in DeKalb County, IL create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue DeKalb County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets DeKalb County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid DeKalb County building permit. DeKalb County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved DeKalb County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.

Cortland Zoning Cortland IL 59 South Somonauk Road 60112 815-756-4124

Sycamore Zoning Sycamore IL 541 Dekalb Avenue 60178 815-895-4434


Town and City Halls in DeKalb County, IL provide municipal services for their community, such as preserving vital records and issuing and filing building permits. These DeKalb County building permits may be required for a number of construction projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and planned construction. They may also issue land use permits related to property boundary lines, as well as occupancy permits that certify that a building meets code and can be occupied by residents in DeKalb County, Illinois. These records can be used to prove that a construction project has a valid DeKalb County permit, find approved and rejected permit applications, or to look up building permit requirements, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their building permit services.

Cortland Town Hall Cortland IL 59 South Somonauk Road 60112 815-756-3030

Genoa City Hall Genoa IL 333 East 1st Street 60135 815-784-2327

Sandwich City Hall Sandwich IL 144 East Railroad Street 60548 815-786-8802

Waterman City Hall Waterman IL 215 West Adams Street 60556 815-264-3652


Building Inspectors in DeKalb County, IL ensure that all construction projects meet building codes and regulations. They are responsible for monitoring designs, building materials, DeKalb County building safety codes, and utilities like electricity and plumbing. As part of this job, DeKalb County Building Inspectors issue permits for new construction, remodels, renovations, and planned construction. They also issue demolition, relocation, and occupancy permits, including inspection reports that verify that a DeKalb County property is safe for residents. Building Inspectors maintain records and reports on their inspections and permits, which include information about the DeKalb County property owners, the property, and whether the permit is valid. Their records also show DeKalb County violations and work stoppage orders. They provide information on how to receive a permit as well as permit requirements, and much of this information may be available on the Building Inspector website.

Dekalb County Building Inspector Sycamore IL 110 East Sycamore Street 60178 815-895-7188