Municipality Location and General Contact Information

22 S 1st St
Geneva IL 60134
Building Department information for City of Geneva, IL

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City of Geneva, IL - Building Department Information

The following Building Department information is available for City of Geneva, IL

Building and Related Codes and Amendments

Last updated on 2/9/2018

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Current Adopted Building Codes

City of Geneva Building Regulations
Title 10 
International Residential Code
2006 (with amendments)
International Building Code
2009 (with amendments)
International Energy Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Mechanical Code
State of Illinois Plumbing Code
Most recent edition 
State of Illinois Accessibility Code
Most recent edition 
National Electrical Code
Life Safety Code 2009

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Permit Information and Forms

Permit Application

Complete an Application for Permit for all projects. Your signed application will usually require additional documentation. See specific details above for your project. For permit applications with plans that are larger than 11x17 inches, an electronic PDF copy must be submitted via disk or emailed to . 

Permit Application - New homes, new commercial buildings and additions over 400 square feet.

Permit Application - All other permit types.

Historic Preservation Commission Review Application - For exterior improvement projects to historic landmarked properties or properties located in the Historic District, submit this form at the same time as your building permit application form. Please refer to the Historic Preservation Review Matrix to determine the level of review your project will require.

Property owners, where building or development is proposed in the vicinity of mature trees, are required to complete a Tree Preservation Plan Review. In addition, property owners of lots equal to or greater than 1.5 acres must complete a Tree Removal Permit Review prior to removing any large trees. 

Permit Fees
Permit fees are set forth in Section (10-1-6) of the City's municipal code.

The number of inspections that will be required for your project will vary based on the type of construction. All projects will require a final inspection. For more information about inspections, please view the appropriate information above. 

To schedule an inspection, contact the Building Division at 630-262-0280 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please call at least one day in advance for residential inspections. Commercial inspections may require more time.

Required Building Permits

A-Frame Signage (commercial) Kitchen Remodel
Air Conditioner New Commercial
Attic Finish New Residential
Basement Finish Patio
Change of Tenant (for business owners) Pergola
Commercial Remodel Residential Addition
Deck Residential Remodel
Door Replacement (exterior) Roof
Demolition Sewer Repair
Driveway (concrete, asphalt, pavers) Shed
Electrical (residential upgrade) 
Fence Sidewalk Café (commercial)
Furnace Siding Replacement
Garage Signage (commercial)
Generator Swimming Pool
Hot Tub / Spa Water Heater
Irrigation (lawn sprinkler) Window Replacement

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Licensing Information

Business Licenses

The City Administrator's Office oversees the processing of business and liquor licenses in the City of Geneva. Only certain types of businesses are required to hold a business and/or liquor license. Geneva's business and license regulations can be found under Title 4 of the Geneva City Code.

Business and liquor license applications can be downloaded from our website and submitted in person with the required attachments to the City Administrator's Office. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you have questions regarding the business and liquor license requirements, please contact Jeanne Fornari at 630-938-4544 or by . 

A procedural guideline for liquor license applications can be found online.

Additional Information

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