Due to shelter in place order, Joliet City Hall is Closed to the Public.
The Building Department will still be performing inspections and issuing permits. Please review the changes to the website for updated inspection and permit processes.
Letter From The Desk of The Building Department Director Regarding Changes to the Permitting process
Permit Fee Payment Options
***When making payments, please reference the Application Reference Number near the top left of the invoice you receive. Click for example.
By Phone (Credit Card):
Phone number to all: 815-724-3830 (will talk to a person)
Credit / debit card number
Application reference number from invoice.
By Mail (Checks):
Customer Service / Building Permit
City of Joliet
150 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL. 60432
Address checks to City of Joliet.
Include the application reference number form the invoice document (near top left) on the memo line of your check. Click for example.
Include a copy of the invoice with payment.
Blue Drop Payment Box (Checks):
The blue drop box is on the west side of City Hall, 150 W Jefferson St., Joliet, IL
Please follow the same directions as when mailing. Enclose payment in envelope, address envelope as if mailing. Include Customer Service/ Building Permit on first address line. Place payment in an envelope and address it to Customer Service / Building Permit. Include your application reference number from the invoice on the memo line of your check.
Current City of Joliet Adopted codes
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 With Local Amendments
- 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.
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).
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
Fax: (815) 724-4080