Building Department

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. 

Building Permits

Building permits are required except for minor repairs, same size replacement windows and doors, painting, and flooring. 

SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY

VIEW the information listed on the left side banner for more specifics on how to manage your building permit applications, inspections, and other inquiries specific to your project.  

Need Additional Assistance? email us atpermits@waukeganil.gov or call us 847-625-6868.


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COMPLETE PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE