Building Department

City Hall and Building & Code Departments are closed to the general public.

TRY OUR NEW ONLINE FORMS TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS

Application for Building Permit

Contractor Registration Application

In order to continue providing service to the public please submit all of your questions and permit inspection requests via email to PERMITS@WAUKEGANIL.GOV or 847-625-6868

A staff member will respond in order of receipt. All requests will be monitored by Building and Code Supervisors. 

PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

Emergency and general “over the counter” permits will be processed same day via email, payment options and final documents will be provided via email.

 NO INTERIOR INSPECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED Photos and videos may be submitted via email of interior work for possible approval, these will be handled on a case by case basis. Please call us with any questions.

Your patience and cooperation is appreciated during this time.


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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