Commercial/Industrial Permits

We are encouraging people to submit permits digitally even when the courthouse is open to the public.  

This will help keep the number of customers in our office as low as possible and helps promote social distancing.  Please click here to read the revised submittal requirements for digital submittals.  All digital submittals may be emailed to buildingpermits@peoriacounty.org.  A building permit application must be submitted along with the rest of the submittal requirments for your project.  To find out what kind of information is applicable to your particular project and to fill out an application, please see below 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.  

If you feel you must come to the courthouse to submit your permit, please be aware that 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.  Staffing levels will be impacted for several months. You may schedule an appointment by calling the office at 672-6915 from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.

Do I need a commercial/industrial 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 member of our staff.

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

  • new construction
  • additions
  • remodels/alterations/repairs to a building
  • change of use
  • decks
  • fences
  • accessory structures including garages, attached and detached
  • electrical, HVAC, & Plumbing work
  • demolitions
  • telecommunication towers and antenna co-locates
  • signs

What do I need for my commercial/industrial permit?

Different project types have different submittal requirements. Read through the associated permit checklist to get a complete list of what is required for your particular project.  Please note that all commercial/industrial projects requiring plan review require three sets of plans stamped by an Illinois Licensed Design Professional, drawn to scale.  

Commercial / Industrial plan review typically takes up to 14 business days once complete, code complaint information is received.  

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.

Commercial / Industrial Projects:

Telecommunications Projects:

Sign Projects:

Mechanical Permits:

Will I need to have my project 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.