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Individuals wanting to put up an event, political, or business sign should complete the Sign Permit Application (PDF). For questions you can email B. Sneed, or call 217-324-8177.
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Building permits are required for:
For specific information on when you must obtain a building permit, visit the Projects Requiring Permits page.
After the issuing of a building permit, the code official shall conduct inspections periodically during and upon completion of the building structure. Before issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy, a final inspection shall be made. After satisfactory completion of the works for which the permit was issued, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. Inspections will be made but not limited to the following:
To report ordinance violations or other community problems, please email the Mayor’s Office or call 217-324-8151.
Permit applications can be found on the Permit Forms & Applications page. Anyone requesting a permit can contact the Building Department to have the permit and inspection process explained. The property owner, contractor, or company is required to furnish the following information:
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