Residential Permits

Do I need a residential permit?

These are lists of common project types.  If you are unsure if a permit is needed for your project, call the office to discuss your plan with a member of our staff.

Permits are needed for a variety of project types, including, but not limited to:

  • sheds (prebuilt or site built)
  • decks
  • fences
  • pergolas, pavillions, gazebos, and carports
  • new homes
  • additions to homes
  • remodels/alterations/repairs to a building
  • garages, attached and detached
  • pools, above and inground
  • electrical, HVAC, & Plumbing work
  • demolitions

Permits are not needed for:

  • residing
  • reshingling
  • cosmetic upgrades such as new carpeting, painting, etc.

What do I need for my residential permit?

Read through the Submittal Requirements Checklist to get a complete list of what is required for your particular project.

Please note that projects requiring plan review require three sets of plans scaled at 1/4" = 1', minimum.  

Residential projects that require plan review:

  • new homes
  • additions to homes
  • remodel/alteration/repair projects
  • garages/sheds/accessory structures over 600 square feet, over 16 feet in width, or over 10 feet in height
  • irregularly shaped decks or rectangular decks that are over 600 square feet, over 14 feet in width, or over 30 inches above grade

Residential plan review typically takes 2-3 days once complete code complaint information is received.  Projects that do not require plan review can generally be issued the same day at the permit counter provided that they can meet all setback, location, and size requirements.

All permits require a site plan to be submitted.  You can use Peoria County's GIS map to help make a site plan for your project by printing an aerial view of your property.

Helpful documents for your project type:

The sections below include links to helpful documents for your project type.

New Home:

Room Additions:

Interior Renovations/Repairs:

Garages/Accessory Structures/Sheds:

Garages/Accessory Structures/Sheds that require plan review:

Garages/Accessory Structures/Sheds that do not require plan review:


Decks that require plan review:

Decks that do not require plan review:



Mechanical Permits:

Will I need to have my projected inspected?

All permits will require inspection, although the number and type of inspections vary by project.  You can visit the Building Inspections page to learn more about how and when to schedule an inspection.