Building & Zoning
This department is responsible for all building permits and for the inspection of all construction projects (Residential, Commercial and Industrial). In addition, the code compliance officer assists residents with zoning issues including providing background information to the zoning board of appeals and the city council. The enforcement of subdivision regulations will be coordinated by the this department. The code compliance officer will also inspect renovation projects, complaints, apartments (when appropriate) and other miscellaneous safety issues within the community.
Call City Hall for more information 309-962-3031.
Before you dig...
Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck?
Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling JULIE at 811 before each job. Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs.
Call JULIE at 811 at least 48 hours or two business days prior to digging, tell the operator where you’re planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig. Within that 48 hours or two business days, they’ll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you’ll know what’s below – and be able to dig safely.