Building & Inspectional Services Division

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Inspections, Building Permits & Applications

The Building & Inspectional Services Division, a part of the Community Development Department, is responsible for administering the building codes adopted by the City of Joliet. The City currently utilizes the following codes*:

  • Current Illinois State Plumbing Code
  • International Building Code (2015)
  • International Residential Code (2015)
  • International Fire Prevention Code (2015)
  • International Mechanical Code (2015)
  • International Fuel Gas Code (2015)
  • International Energy Code (2018)
  • National Electric Code (2014 Edition)
  • Consolidated Storm Water Management, Soil Erosion And Sediment Control And Floodplain Management Regulations (2003)

*As of September 10, 2018, the City will be enforcing the IBC 2015 codes listed above.

**Notice of fee amendments effective January 1, 2020**

The City of Joliet Council, at its December 3, 2019 council meeting, passed an ordinance amending certain Community Development fees.  A list has been created identifying the type of fee and the new fee that will be applied effective January 1, 2020. 

Inspection Division

Driveway and/or Apron Permit                        $65.00*

Fence                                                                               $65.00*         

Deck/Gazebo                                                               $65.00*

Shed                                                                              $65.00*

Patio and Sidewalk                                                 $65.00*

Above Ground Pool Permit                                   $65.00*

Ground sign (including pole sign)                    $150.00

Roof sign                                                                         $150.00

Wall sign                                                                          $150.00

Projecting sign                                                            $150.00

Monument sign                                                           $150.00


*Minimum permit fee is $65.00 with a project cost up to $7,000.00. For permits above $7,000.00, the fees will be calculated at $10.00 for every $1,000.00 of construction value. 

 Inspections Division Fee Changes Document


*Planning fee changes document available at following link:

 Planning Division Fee Changes Document

If a contractor is performing the work, then the contractor must be the one to pull the permit (per Sec. 8-36 of the City of Joliet Code of Ordinances).

Applying For a Building Permit

Residential Building Permits

Contractor Registration


Building & Inspectional Services Division
Don Pallissard, Building Services Director
150 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432
First Floor, South Wing
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday*
             *Building permits issued 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday
(815) 724-4070
Fax: (815) 724-4080