Permits & Online Forms

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Community and Economic Development
General Inquiries

P: 847.391.5370
1420 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL  60016

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm


The Community & Economic Development Department issues building permits, provides inspection services, and is responsible for zoning and planning functions.

The Department is involved with citizens, architects, contractors, developers, and builders, providing assistance at every step in the building process from the initial design stage to final inspection of the completed project. Permits are required for all construction including additions, remodeling, repair, and demolition. Permits are also required for signs, swimming pools, fences, roofs, sheds, decks, patios, driveways, and sidewalks.

Our easy to access online system makes it easy to locate and submit the permits necessary to start your project in our community.