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Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits, sign permits, plan review and construction inspections for residential, commercial, and industrial properties within the City of Waukegan. We are located on the 3rd Floor of the City Hall building in Downtown Waukegan.

Building Permits
Building permits are required except for minor repairs, same size replacement windows and doors, painting, and flooring. Before starting any work, please contact the building department at 847-625-6868 or email  


The following is a partial list of projects that require permits:
NEW Commercial Construction

Renovation/Rehabilitation

Demolition

General Construction         
  • Addition
  • Decking                
  • Driveway/Sidewalk
  • Escape Windows
  • Fencing        
  • Garage                                  
  • Patio / Slab / Retaining Wall
  • Porch            
  • Roofing
  • Shed
  • Siding
  • Stairs
  • Swimming Pool / Hot Tub            
  • Windows (changing current size)




 
TRADES

Electrical                                
  • Cell Tower
  • Service Revisions

Elevator                          
  • NEW/Replacement
  • Repair/Pit Ladder Installation

Heating & Cooling                           
  • Furnace & A/C Replacement
  • Fireplace

Plumbing 
EFFECTIVE 11/21/2018 AIR CHAMBERS - 
CHANGE IN 2014 IL Plumbing Code

  • Plumbing Revisions
  • Sewer Repair / Replacement
  • Water Heater         

Signs                                
  • Temporary / Banner
  • Permanent
 


For additional information on all matters relating to building permits, call 847-625-6868 or email



Contact Us
Building Department
100 N MLK Jr. Ave, 3rd Floor
Waukegan, IL 60085
Ph: 847-625-6868
Additional Staff Directory

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM