Departments Planning & Development
Building Permit Brochure
The primary goal and objective of this division is to ensure that structures are safe for occupancy, based on the regulation of construction standards as adopted by the East Peoria Code of Ordinances and the following:
- 2009 International Property Maintenance Code
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
- 2006 International Building Code
- 2006 International Residential Code
- 2006 International Mechanical Code
- 2006 International Fire Code
- 2008 National Electrical Code
- 2005 Illinois State Plumbing Code
- NFPA Life Safety Code
This division of the department handles all related permits and inspections. Informational brochures are available as downloadable files, and also in the department, explaining the process and procedures required for permits and inspections.
Click here to view and print the commercial building regulations in East Peoria.
General landscaping requirements and scenic area landscaping requirements
The City of East Peoria views signs as an important means of visual communication for the convenience of the general public. Sign permits ensure that sign construction and materials conform to the provisions of the City Code. The purpose of the Code is to protect public health, safety and welfare by requiring safe construction and erection of signs.
A permit is required for the installation, repair or replacement of any sign within the city limits. The application should include a site plan and detailed sketch of the proposed sign or sign changes. An electrical permit may also be required.
The permit review process is usually completed in 2-3 business days and if the application and plans comply with the City Code, a sign permit is issued. An inspection is required upon completion of the sign installation.
City of East Peoria Sign Code
Sign permit application
Applications are also available at the Planning and Development Office or you may request one by telephone at 309-698-4717. The completed application can be dropped off, mailed or faxed to
If you have any questions regarding the requirements or application process please call our office or email our Building Inspector.