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.

Effective January 25, 2021, the Department of Planning & Zoning will re-open to the public. Appointments will be required for all services.  Face masks are also required when inside the building.

Scheduling an appointment will allow both you and our staff to help maintain better social distancing and also help you feel confident that the person you need to see will be available.  If your question or issue could easily be handled over the phone or by email, please do so. 

Building permits will continue to be accepted digitally. All digital submittals may be emailed to  A building permit application must be submitted along with the rest of the submittal requirements for your project.  To find out what kind of information is applicable to your particular project and to fill out an application, please select “Permits” from the menu on the left and continue to follow those guidelines along with the digital submittal guidelines referenced above. Incomplete submittals will not be sent for plan review.  Please note that digital plans must be readable/clear for plan review to take place.  Plans will then need to reviewed and approved before a permit can be issued.   

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact the office by calling 309-672-6915 from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.


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, 2021, Peoria County will enforce the 2018 ICC I-Codes and the 2017 National Fire Protection Association 70: National Electric 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

July 1, 2021 began the adoption of the ICC 2018 Building Standards

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • update: 2018 Illinois Energy Conservation Code, effective July 1, 2019
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 1996 Illinois Accessibility Code
  • 2017 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: 42 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