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BUILDING SAFETY

The Division’s responsibility is to ensure that construction in Peoria is in compliance with the national codes, state codes, and local ordinances adopted by the City of Peoria regulating construction.

New construction, additions, renovations, remodeling, changes of existing use of residential and commercial projects are all inspected by the Building Inspection Division through the permit process. Additionally, the Division approves permits for demolitions/moving of structures, and tests and licenses HVAC and electrical contractors.

*NOTE*
The City of Peoria has adopted the 2018 International Building, Residential, Existing Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Property Maintenance Codes, as well as the 2017 National Electrical Code.  This is effective May 1, 2021.

Please send all permit applications to communitydevelopment@peoriagov.org.

Payment(s) can be mailed to:
City of Peoria – Community Development Department
419 Fulton Street, Room 203
Peoria, IL 61602

Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday through Friday | Available by phone or email from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at 309-494-8600 or communitydevelopment@peoriagov.org

 

Building Inspections Staff

The City of Peoria has 4 full-time building inspectors who inspect all construction requiring a permit. 

Rich Storm
Building Manager
309-494-8632
rstorm@peoriagov.org

Matt Ziller
Building Inspector
309-494-8628
mziller@peoriagov.org

Craig Reid
Building Inspector
309-494-8925
creid@peoriagov.org

Robert Gunther
Electrical Inspector
309-494-8921
rgunther@peoriagov.org

Permit Applications

Residential Permit Application

New Single Family Residential Permit Applications and Information

Non-Residential & Multi-Family Permit Applications

Solar Permit Applications and Information

Trade Permit Applications

Trade Permit Licensing, Registration, and Exams

Pool Permit Application and Information

Demolition Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Permit Fee Schedules

Local Design Criteria and Design Professional Information

Energy Code Information

Links

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the permits and codes?

Why do I need inspections?

Do I have to hire a licensed contractor to do work on my own home?

Do I have to have my plans drawn by a professional designer, architect or engineer?

If I remodel a portion of my home, do I have to bring the entire home up to the codes in effect today?

If I take out a permit to add on to or remodel a home built ten years ago, do I build to the code in effect when the home was originally built or to the current codes?

Do I need a permit for everything I do to my home?

The work I'm doing to my home requires a permit. Who should obtain the permit, the homeowner or the contractor?

How long does it take to get a residential permit?

How long does it take to get a commercial permit?

What if complying with a code is too costly, difficult or I don't agree with the code – can the City waive the requirement?

When do I need an electrical permit?

When do I need a plumbing permit?

When do I need a mechanical (HVAC) permit?

What if I've made an alteration to my home without realizing I need a permit and I want to correct the situation. Will I be subject to a fine? Do I have to tear the project down and start over?

How do I get a required inspection?

How do I find out what the codes are that I should build to?

Contact Information

Building Safety Division

City Hall, Room 203
419 Fulton Street
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309.494-8600
Fax: 309.494-8674

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