Building Safety staff make sure that new homes, new businesses, and changes made to existing structures are safe and built to last.
Building Inspectors check on all construction, remodels, and additions that require a permit. Building Inspectors work with homeowners, contractors, and developers to make sure all work done at a property is safe and up to code.
Question about an inspection? Contact your Building Inspector..
Payment(s) can be mailed to:
City of Peoria - Community Development Department
419 Fulton Street, Room 203
Peoria, IL 61602
Note: The City of Peoria has adopted the 2018 International Building, Residential, Energy Conservation, Existing Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Property Maintenance Codes, as well as the 2017 National Electrical Code. This is effective May 1, 2021.
Please call the Development Center at 309-494-8600 for a solar permit application.
- What are the regulations for signs in the City of Peoria?
All new or modified signs, even painted signs, require a sign permit from the Community Development Department. Illuminated signs also require an electrical permit.
Temporary signs such as banners and pennants also require approval. Streamers and pennants are allowed for new business openings only and for no more than 14 days from the date of opening. Temporary signs also require a sign permit from the Building Division. Inflated devices (Air-Dancer) are not allowed as signs.
Window signs do not need permits, but may not cover more than 20% of the area of each window for window areas of 8 square feet or more than 50% of window areas with 8 square feet or less. Signs shall not be placed on any fence, telephone pole, or traffic control device. No sign shall be placed in the right-of-way without a permit. Signs shall not be placed on any public or private sidewalk. No sign shall physically or visually obstruct or impede pedestrian or vehicular movement.
The City's Zoning Code limits the number of and sizes of signs allowed. Copies of the sign regulations and permit submittal requirements are available in the Community Development Department.
- Are there regulations for fence requirements in the City of Peoria?
- Do I need to hire a licensed contractor to do work on my own home?
No, not if it is your primary residency. A homeowner who owns and occupies the house may do any or all work - building, plumbing, mechanical (heating and cooling), and electrical. If you are not sure of your abilities to do any or all of the work, it is recommended that you hire a licensed professional. Licensed trade contractors provide some assurance that they have adequate knowledge and training in the field(s) of their specialty.
Please Note: Properties in which the owner does not occupy/live in the home require licensed contractors. Any work done by renters, landlords, their employees, or other persons who do not own and occupy the home must have an appropriate license or hire a licensed contractor for any plumbing, mechanical (heating and cooling), and electrical.