Building Permits

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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 (2015)
  • 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.

Applying For a Building Permit

Residential Building Permits

Contractor Registration

Building & Inspectional Services Division
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. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday
(815) 724-4070
Fax: (815) 724-4080