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Kane County Development and Community Services Department
Development and Community Services - Building & Zoning Division

Building Permit Submittals

The Building Permit Application must be completed for all projects. 

Additional documentation may be required depending on the type of project. 

The application form can be found below in the "Individual Forms" section.​


  1. Kane County Portal: https://cvportal.kanecountyIL.gov/portals​erver
  2. Kane County Email:  kanebuildingdeptpermits@kanecountyIL.gov
  3. In-person** during business hours (Monday - Friday / 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m)
    at 719 S. Batavia Ave, Bldg. A, 4th floor, Geneva, IL 60134
    (Note: PDF documents may still be required for in-person submittals)
    **In-person submittals are encouraged to be by appointment only.

Code Enforcement

To report a pro​perty maintenance or zoning violation, please contact our Code Enforcement Department at 630-232-5871 or complete the Code Enforcement form at https://laserfiche.kanecountyil.gov/Forms/Nuisance-Complaint-Form​.

Notice: 2021 Editions of the ICC Codes (as amended by Kane County) are Effective January 1, 2022

2021 Editions of the ICC Codes (as amended by Kane County) .pdf

Revised Information Packets and Forms for the 2021 Codes are available below.

Accessory Building Over 200SF Information Packet 2024.pdfAccessory Building Over 200SF Information Packet 2024
Addition Information Packet 2024.pdfAddition Information Packet 2024
Agricultural-Exempt Structure Information packet 2024.pdfAgricultural-Exempt Structure Information packet 2024
Deck Packet 2024.pdfDeck Packet 2024
Interior Remodel Information Packet 2024.pdfInterior Remodel Information Packet 2024
Sheds (under 200SF) Information packet 2024.pdfSheds (under 200SF) Information packet 2024
Single Family Residence Information Packet 2024.pdfSingle Family Residence Information Packet 2024
Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Packet 2024 (updated).pdfSwimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Packet 2024 (updated)
Water Resources Requirements for Bldg Dept Packets 2020.pdfWater Resources Requirements for Bldg Dept Packets 2020
Accessory Structure Anchorage Guide 2021.pdfAccessory Structure Anchorage Guide 2021
Agricultural-Exempt Affidavit 2024.pdfAgricultural-Exempt Affidavit 2024
Basement Certificate 2024.pdfBasement Certificate 2024
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION 2024 (fillable) updated 7-10-24.pdfBUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION 2024 (fillable) updated 7-10-24
Building Permit Extension Request 2021.pdfBuilding Permit Extension Request 2021
Damage Assessment Permit information 2024.pdfDamage Assessment Permit information 2024
Deck Elevation - Section Information Sheet 2021.pdfDeck Elevation - Section Information Sheet 2021
Decks and Stoops Policy 2024.pdfDecks and Stoops Policy 2024
Demolition Permit Information Packet 2024.pdfDemolition Permit Information Packet 2024
Establishment of Use Form 2024.pdfEstablishment of Use Form 2024
EV Charger System Inspection Checklist.pdfEV Charger System Inspection Checklist
EV Charging Station Handout.pdfEV Charging Station Handout
Fee Scale for Remodels and Repairs 2019.pdfFee Scale for Remodels and Repairs 2019
Fee Summary 2019.pdfFee Summary 2019
Fence Permit Requirements 2024.pdfFence Permit Requirements 2024
Fire Protection Districts 2021.pdfFire Protection Districts 2021
Health Department Information 2012.pdfHealth Department Information 2012
Insulation Compliance Certificate 2024-updated.pdfInsulation Compliance Certificate 2024-updated
Insulation Information Form 2024-updated.pdfInsulation Information Form 2024-updated
IRC Paint-On Vapor Barrier Compliance Statement 2012.pdfIRC Paint-On Vapor Barrier Compliance Statement 2012
Letters of Intent for Single Family Homes Policy Statement.pdfLetters of Intent for Single Family Homes Policy Statement
Pergolas and Trellises Policy 2021.pdfPergolas and Trellises Policy 2021
Plumbing Certificate 2024.pdfPlumbing Certificate 2024
Policy for Missed Inspections 2024.pdfPolicy for Missed Inspections 2024
Repair Permit Requirements 2024.pdfRepair Permit Requirements 2024
Residential Smoke Alarm System Certification 2021.pdfResidential Smoke Alarm System Certification 2021
Sign Permit Information Form 2024.pdfSign Permit Information Form 2024
Site Plan Waiver Request 2024.pdfSite Plan Waiver Request 2024
Smoke Alarm Requirements 2024.pdfSmoke Alarm Requirements 2024
Solar Panel Handout 2024.pdfSolar Panel Handout 2024
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Residential Towers Handout 2021.pdfResidential Towers Handout 2021
Third Party Inspections-Tower Modifications 2021.pdfThird Party Inspections-Tower Modifications 2021
Third Party Inspections- Commercial 2019.pdfThird Party Inspections- Commercial 2019
Commercial Existing Tower Co-Location Handout 2024.pdfCommercial Existing Tower Co-Location Handout 2024
Tower Array & Equipment Demolition Form 2024.pdfTower Array & Equipment Demolition Form 2024
Tower Demolition Form 2024.pdfTower Demolition Form 2024