Permits and licenses are granted by a number of different departments within the City of Naperville. Using the interactive form below will assist us in finding the exact permit or license application form you may need for a project, event or certification type.
Once you complete the steps below, you will be taken to a results page that includes the permits and licenses you are seeking, and possibly even some you did not realize you might need. Click on the permit/license name and you will find specific instructions, application forms and contact details should you require a little more assistance.
If you've pulled a building permit for a project, visit our Building Permits Online app. This application allows you to view the plan tracking status of your building permit as well as schedule inspections and view inspection results.
Plan Review Standards
Per Ordinance 12-159, passed by the City Council in December 2012, all plans will be reviewed based on:
- 2012 International Building Code
- 2012 International Residential Code
- 2012 Illinois Energy Conservation Code
- 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
- 2012 International Fire Code
- 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
- 2012 International Mechanical Code
- 2012 International Plumbing Code
- 2012 International Existing Building Code
- 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
- 2006 International Electric Code
- 2011 National Electric Code (N.E.C.)
- 2006 Life Safety Code
- National Fire Code (NFPA), Current Edition
- Illinois State Plumbing Code, Current Edition
- Illinois Accessibility Code, Current Edition
- Naperville Building Code Amendments, Title V
For questions about the new code requirements, contact the Development Services counter at (630) 420-6100, Option 2.
Fire Alarm Systems
The Naperville Fire Department is the authority having jurisdiction for the issuance of fire alarm permits and acceptance testing and inspection of Fire Alarm Systems.
Fire Protection Systems
The Naperville Fire Department is the authority having jurisdiction for permit issuance and acceptance testing and inspections of Fire Protection Systems.
A permit is required for the installation of any above or underground storage tanks.
Single Family Residential Structure - Review Checklists
In an effort to reduce review times related to the review of Single Family Residential Structures, the City of Naperville's Building Review Team has created checklists to assist the building community as well as City staff.
The checklists have been created for our residential reviewers to ensure that all plans are reviewed adequately and appropriately.
For questions, please call (630) 420-6100, Option 9, and ask to speak to a project manager.
Help Prevent Lead Exposure
Contractors play an important role in protecting public health by helping prevent lead exposure. Ordinary renovation and maintenance activities can create dust that contains lead, which is harmful to children and adults in even small amounts.
To ensure maximum safety, contractors performing work that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must:
- Be EPA certified, and
- Follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
To learn more about how you can meet these requirements contact the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) or visit www.epa.gov/lead.
Other Development Permits
Building Permits Issued Reports
Monthly building permit issuance statistics and detailed reports are available online.
Building Permits Online
View your building permit application status as well as schedule building inspections.
A Simple Business Occupancy permit is required when you are planning to occupy a tenant space.
Commercial Tenant Build-Out
Each year, Naperville's Development Services Team processes more than 230 non-residential or commercial permits.
Deck and Patio Permit
Application for the construction of a Deck or Patio.
Development Petition and Application
This form is used to apply for development activities such as, rezoning, conditional uses and annexation
Downtown Mobile Vending Carts
In 2010, the Naperville City Council approved a policy pertaining to free-standing vendor carts in downtown Naperville. The vending carts are restricted to designated locations and subject to certain conditions and application requirements.
A building permit is required for the removal and replacement of a driveway.
Electrical Low Voltage Permit
A permit is required prior to beginning any low voltage wiring that exceeds 25 volts or 50 watts
All Electrical Change Application's must include the Contractor Certification Form completed by an electrician registered within the City of Naperville.
The City of Naperville requires a permit prior to the installation of a commercial or residential elevator.
To facilitate quality electric service, all equipment must be accessible to utility personnel. If you are planning to install a fence, please complete this Fence Permit Application.
Fire Permits The City of Naperville's Development Services Team works with the Fire Department regarding issuance of fire related permits and follow up inspections.
The City of Naperville requires that all generators added to a residential structure have an issued building permit prior to beginning any construction.
The City of Naperville requires a permit for underground irrigation systems before installation.
New Commercial Development Permit
Application packet for the construction of new commercial buildings or additions to existing commercial buildings.
The City of Naperville requires a permit for any installation or repair of plumbing in commercial or residential buildings.
Remember to visually inspect porches, balconies, decks and similar structures at least twice a year for safety.
Residential Load Calculation Worksheet
The residential load calculation worksheet calculates the electrical demand load in accordance with Article 220 of the 2005 National Electrical Code.
Residential Teardown Guidelines
Property owners considering demolishing a residential home must meet with staff prior to submitting the demolition permit application.
A building permit is not required to replace roofing when structural decking or framing is not altered.
Room Addition and Alteration Permit
The City of Naperville requires a permit prior to any new construction addition, alteration or basement build out to an existing residential building.
A building permit is not normally required for removal or replacement of siding.
Before installing or posting a temporary or permanent sign, businesses must obtain a sign permit.
Swimming Pool Permit
The City of Naperville requires a permit for the installation of swimming pools.
Temporary Structure Permit
Permit application must include a site plan of proposed location of temporary building, structure, or use of land.
Tent Permit Application
The City of Naperville recently developed a new and improved process for organizations and businesses seeking to obtain a Tent Permit.
Trailer Installation Permit
Permit application must include a site plan of proposed location of trailers, and access to trailers.