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. 

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) operational changes, Building & Code Department services are available online and by appointment only.  

VIEW the information listed on the left side banner for more specifics on how to manage your building permit applications, inspections, and other inquiries specific to your project. If you need additional assistance, email us at permits@waukeganil.gov 


Building Permits

Building permits are required except for minor repairs, same size replacement windows and doors, painting, and flooring. View the information listed on the left side banner for more specifics on your project. 

COMPLETE PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE


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