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In the City of Peoria, permits are required for the following:

  • Adding to, removing, changing portions of the electrical system.
  • Adding to, removing, changing portions of the heating system.
  • Adding to, removing, changing portions of the plumbing system.
  • Adding to, removing, changing walls, enlarging door or window openings.
  • Finishing off a previously unfinished basement or attic.
  • Adding a fireplace, wood stove or unit heater.
  • Remodeling a kitchen or bath if electrical, plumbing, heating, or walls are disturbed.
  • Adding or moving a deck.
  • Building a storage shed over 200 sq ft.
  • Re-roofing if it involves replacement of wood roof sheathing (plywood or boards).
  • Installing or moving any sign.
  • Installing or moving canopies or awnings except on single-family houses.

Work Not Requiring a Permit:

  • Painting and decorating.
  • Wallpapering.
  • Carpeting and floor finishing.
  • Repairing plumbing faucet washers and cleaning traps.
  • Replacement of electrical fixtures or devices with equivalent units approved for suitability.
  • Cleaning and repairing gutters and downspouts.
  • Roofing (not including replacing roof sheathing lumber).
  • Repairing a furnace (but not replacing one).
  • Installing aluminum or vinyl siding, windows, storm windows, storm doors, or window awnings (provided there are no structural modifications).
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