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Required Inspections

Building inspectors make sure that all new buildings and new additions to buildings are built safely and according to building codes. 

It is the responsibility of whoever is doing the work to schedule an inspection with their building inspector before any work begins. Call the Development Center at 309-494-8600 to schedule an inspection.

If you are a homeowner working on your own home, you may call us to schedule your inspections. If you are a property owner and you have hired a contractor to work on your home, the contractor may call us to schedule required inspections.

You MUST have a building inspection before: 

  • Pouring any concrete for footings, post footings, basement floors (for required vapor barrier), slabs at or around pool areas (for bonding), garage footings and floors (slab on grade), public sidewalks and drive approaches.
  • Covering or concealing any framing, electrical, plumbing or heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) work.
  • Concealing any fire-rated assembly (fire walls that are required when the structure is closer than 5 feet to the property line).
  • Energizing an electrical service (electrician shall be on the job site for inspection).
  • Using or occupying a new building, space, or system. 

Building Inspections Staff

See a list of Building Inspections staff with contact information.