Building Inspections

Planning & Zoning is currently still conducting inspections at this time.

Please call the inspector indicated on your permit information to discuss how best to perform your particular inspection.  Inspectors are working on using remote video technology and pictures when possible.  In the event an inspection needs to be conducted in person, inspectors will require there be less than 10 individuals on site and that everyone would practice social distancing with the inspector and wear face masks when inside.  Your individual inspector will work with you to determine how best to serve your particular inspection needs.

The Peoria County Department of Planning & Zoning is currently closed to the public. Staff will be available to assist you remotely. Response and delivery time may be impacted as a result.


To Schedule an Inspection, You Need a Current Permit

  • To find out if your project will require a permit, and if so, what you will need to submit for your permit, please see the Permits page of our site.

To Schedule an Inspection

  • Call the inspector's number indicated on the sheet received when the permit was issued.  Inspectors require a minimum 24 hour advanced notice for setting up an inspection, so please plan accordingly.
  • Inspectors are generally in the office from 7 to 9 a.m., although schedules vary day to day. 
  • If you have to leave a voicemail for your inspector to set up an inspection, please be sure to reference your permit number and the address for the project so that they can find the correct file quickly.
  • If you are unable to find your inspector's phone number, permit number, or other information associated with the project, call the main line for assistance.

All construction plans will be reviewed by the Inspections Coordinator for compliance with the below codes. Various inspections will be performed during the building phases and a Certificate of Compliance will be issued after all final inspections are completed.

Currently Enforced Codes

Effective July 1, 2019, Peoria County will enforce the 2018 Illinois Energy Conservation Code.

Effective April 1, 2006, Peoria County adopted the ICC Building Code Program. The ICC Standards complies with the Board's strategic goals of planned quality growth and a partnering for success with our citizens. The County Staff will work with the community on education, acceptance and adherence of these and future regulations.

The Following Codes Are Adopted & Enforced

January 13, 2012 began the adoption of the ICC 2012 Building Standards

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • update: 2018 Illinois Energy Conservation Code, effective July 1, 2019
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 1996 Illinois Accessibility Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • The current State of Illinois Plumbing Code, Part 890 Illinois Administrative Code

Local Design Criteria

  • Ice barrier roofing underlayment is required to be installed in accordance with the building codes.
  • Ground snow load: 20 lb per square foot
  • Wind Speed: 90 mph
  • Wind Speed for Commercial Risk category: Number 1 is 105 mph, Number 2 is 115 mph, Number 3 & Number 4 are 120 mph
  • Seismic Design Category: A
  • Frost line depth: 36 inches
  • Termite: moderate to heavy
  • Concrete weathering: severe
  • Winter design temperatures: -10 to 0 degrees F
  • Soil Load-Bearing Pressures: Assumed 1500 lbs. per square foot unless tested