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Building Department
ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL WARNS HOMEOWNERS TO BE ON ALERT FOR STORM RELATED HOME REPAIR SCAMS 

The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building 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 Residential Construction

NEW Commercial Construction

Renovation
Interior Remodel to include all Trades     

Electric                                
  • Cell Tower
  • Service Revisions
  • Low Voltage Alarm Systems               
Plumbing
  • Plumbing Revisions
  • Sewer Repair / Replacement
  • Water Heater               

Heating & Cooling                 

  • Furnace & A/C Replacement
  • Fireplace

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



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