Building Permits & Applications

 

Consumer Help Information

FORM NAME
DESCRIPTION & USE
Request for public records: official request form, instructions, and information.
A pamphlet from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan offering helpful advise to consumers regarding home repair and contractors.

 

Residential

FORM NAME

DESCRIPTION & USE
Residential and commercial building permit fee schedule - effective January 1, 2010
Residential remodel, basement finish, placement of shed over 100 sq ft, new home construction, or moving modular or mobile home onto a lot.
Residential Fire Sprinkler Option Form To be completed and submitted with all new residential construction applications for 1 and 2 family dwellings.  Both the owner/contract purchaser and the builder will complete the form.
To be completed for new construction to indicate the size of water meter necessary.
A building permit is to be obtained prior to construction of a basement finish.
A building permit is required for sheds and accessory structures over 200 sf in size. For shed/accessory structures 101-199 sf in size, a zoning permit is required (use this same application). No permit is required for structures 100 sf in size and less but must still meet building codes and setback requirements.
Fences over 6 feet tall require a building permit.
A building permit is to be obtained prior to construction of a deck.

and Electrical Information from NEC

A building permit is required for installation of an aboveground or inground swimming pool, spa, or hot tub that contains water over 24 inches deep.
Is required when only electrical work is being performed. This can include an upgrade of the service, replacing, or updating wiring. If other work is performed in addition to electrical work, a building permit will be required.
Is required when plumbing work only is being done. If other work is being done, then a building permit will cover the work.
Demolition Permit          
Is required when a larger structure is demolished which has infrastructure/utility connections.
A Residential Occupancy Permit is required any time there is a change of occupancy or ownership of a residence if there has not been an inspection within the last 24 months. The property owner must schedule an appointment with the City to inspect the residence and ensure that no safety or sanitary hazards exist according to the City Property Maintenance Codes.

 

Commercial

FORM NAME
DESCRIPTION & USE
Residential and commercial building permit fee schedule - effective January 1, 2010
New, tenant finish, remodel, additions, or change of use.
Is required when only electrical work is being performed. This can include an upgrade of the service, replacing, or updating wiring. If other work is performed in addition to electrical work, a building permit will be required.
Is required when plumbing work only is being done. If other work is being done, then a building permit will cover the work.
Is required when a larger structure is demolished which has infrastructure/utility connections.
Required when erecting, expanding, altering, relocating, or reconstructing a sign. Permanent signs (both wall and freestanding) require a sign permit from Planning & Zoning.
Required when placing temporary signage.
A Commercial Occupancy Permit is required any time there is a change of occupancy or ownership of a commercial location if there has not been an inspection within the last 24 months. The property owner must schedule an appointment with the City to inspect the facility and ensure that no safety or sanitary hazards exist according to the City Property Maintenance Codes. Locations with automatic fire suppression systems including fire suppression hood systems require annual inspections regardless of change of occupancy or ownership.

 

Property Maintenance

FORM NAME
DESCRIPTION & USE
This is the Occupancy Permit / Property Maintenance Code Program page.  It will provide you expanded information about the program, when a permit is required, and access to all the forms.
The intent of the City of O’Fallon Property Maintenance Program is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. This guide follows the checklist used by the Property Maintenance Inspectors and will provide a general and brief explanation of what the inspector is checing and the reason.
This link will provide you with the specific sections of the Property Maintenance Code explaining who is responsible for applying for and obtaining an Occupancy Permit.

 

Miscellaneous Forms and Schedules

FORM NAME
DESCRIPTION & USE
This chart summarizes the City's laws for principal buildings regarding lot sizes, setbacks, lot coverage, etc. for each zoning district.
This chart summarizes the City's laws for accessory buildings regarding height, dimensions, and setbacks for each zoning district.
These documents outline each step of the construction process which requires inspection by City Staff.