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The primary mission of the Building Department is to effect the orderly processing of permit applications and subsequent inspections for all building activity within the community; and also to monitor and pursue compliance with standards of the adopted codes. This mission is fulfilled by: 1) Monitoring all building activity within the community by means of plan review; permit issuance and construction inspection; 2) Counseling prospective builders and developers relative to code requirements and life/safety issues; and 3) Responding to complaints for violations of the Municipal, Property Maintenance or series of adopted Building and Life Safety Codes.
PERMIT PLAN REVIEW PROCEDURE
Permit Drawings – Architect’s Seal – Electronic Plan Submittal
All drawings submitted for permit shall bear the seal of the Architect’s license as well as his signature and the expiration date of his license. Other drawings shall bear the seal and same information of the design professional who prepared them, such as the Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Professional Engineer, etc. as applicable. (Every Sheet)
Submit by e-mail an electronic copy of the permit application in PDF and the drawings in DWF format or as directed by the Building Department to: email@example.com – The “SUBJECT” for the e-mail shall be the address of the project.
Note: A confirmation of plans and permit received e-mail should be sent to the provided contact within 72 hours from time of submittal. If the confirmation e-mail is not received, please contact Community Development at 630-530-3030 to confirm that the permit and plans were received and are in the department que for review.
For any questions regarding the plan review process please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the address and permit type in the “SUBJECT” for the email.
EXCEPTION: An architect’s seal (i.e. Design Professional seal) is not required for sheds and other minor accessory structures.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 THE STATE OF ILLINOIS HAS MANDATED THAT ALL MUNICIPALITIES ENFORCE THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE FOR ALL COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS. THEREFORE, THE CITY OF ELMHURST IS ENFORCING THE IECC 2018 EDITION AS MANDATED.
Commercial Building ResourcesElmhurst Building Department The following links will provide information relating to Commercial Building. If additional information is needed, please contact the Community Development Department at (630) 530-3030.
New and/or Prospective Commercial Tenants
With any change of commercial occupancy, the following information regarding Fire and Life Safety Codes must be adhered to:
1. Any change of occupancy will require the installation of a Fire Alarm System
2. Any change of occupancy that increases the Hazard Use will also require the installation of a Fire Sprinkler System
3. Certification of Occupancy and Alarm Permit Applications
4. New Business License
Landlord notification to new and/or prospective tenants of the above Fire and Life Safety Codes will help ensure a smooth transition for new tenants and businesses in Elmhurst.
SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT HERE