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Residential Permits

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Residential Building Permits

The following permits require review from the Planning Division. 

Click on the following links for information specific to each type of permit:

  • Paving/ Flatwork (Including Sidewalks, Driveways)
  • Decks (Including roofed porches, gazebos, pergolas)
  • Fences 
  • Garages And Carports


A plat of survey is required for all permits for installation of, replacement of, and additions to fences, decks, pools, patios (with or without a roof), driveways, driveway aprons, sidewalks, garages, pergolas and similar structures, and additions.  This includes the replacement of flatwork (driveways, aprons, sidewalks) with the same dimensions and location.

If your property is part of a Homeowners Association on this list, you will need to bring in a copy of the HOA approval as part of the permit.

To apply for your residential building permit, please submit the following by email ( or by mail:

  1. Application form
  2. Plat of survey with the proposed project(s) clearly indicated and marked (Click here for an example).
  3. Homeowners Association Approval (if required)
  4. Construction drawings (if required)

Current Estimated Permit Processing Timeline:

Estimated Permit Processing Time is 5-7 Business Days For:
Fences/Patios/Flatwork/Roofing/Siding/Windows/Above Ground Pools

Estimated Permit Processing Time is 10 Business Days For:
Decks/Sheds/Covered Patios/Pergolas/Foundation Repair 

***Please Note All Timelines Are Estimates***

Processing time varies for each individual project. We will contact you directly if more information is needed after your initial submission. Please avoid requesting status updates until after the estimated time frame has been exceeded. Thank you for your cooperation. 

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 Division
Ph.# (815) 724-4070
Fax# (815) 724-4080


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