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Building Guidelines & Permits
General Inquiries
P: 847.391.5380

1420 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL

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

Welcome to the City of Des Plaines Building Division. Building permits are required for the majority of construction projects throughout the City. Building permit applications and submittals must comply with City building codes, which are established to provide safeguards for the public’s health and welfare.

Property owners & contractors are encouraged to apply for building permits electronically by submitting all required documents (permit application, plans, etc.) via email to permits@desplaines.org. Permit applications, forms, submittal requires, guidelines, and other pertinent information can be download by clicking the links below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Building Division at 847-391-5380 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm) or email permits@desplaines.org.



Construction Guidelines & Permits

 

Zoning Code Information
and Permit Applications

Building Code Updates
Beginning January 1, 2016, the City of Des Plaines began utilizing the 2015 versions of the Current Building Codes. At the same time, the City of Des Plaines began utilizing the 2014 version of the National Electrical Code.

At the same time, the City of Des Plaines began utilizing the 2014 version of the National Electrical Code.

Building Guidelines and Requirements

Additional Website Resources

Tips to Prevent Home Repair Fraud
Energy Conservation - State of Illinois
Plumbing - Part 890 Illinois Plumbing Code
Acquire International Codes - International Code Council (ICC)