Building Department


The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits, sign 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. View a list of permit specifications.

Before starting any work, please contact the building department at 847-625-6868 or email the Building Department.

COMPLETE PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE


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