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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Building Projects and Permits for Unincorporated Areas of Du Page County

January 31, 2022 the Building & Zoning Department moved to an online permitting system - staff will be available to assist those who need help and you can feel free to call with questions - 630-407-6700.

Submitting for permits - 

Accela Citizen Access - this link will take you to the portal to begin your electronic application

  • Permits under Residential Accessory: (Deck, Detached Garage, Driveway/sidewalk, Fence, Gazebo, Lawn Irrigation system, Patio, Retaining Wall/Seat Wall, Screen Porch, Shed, Swimming Pool/Hot Tub)
  • The category of "Other Building Permits" has choices for Communication Facilities (Cell Towers), Damage Assessment (fire/water damage), Grading Permit (residential excavation/filling or Unincorporated Stormwater permits), Operations (Temporary Tents and Membrane Systems), Parking Lots and Signs.
  • Demolition permits are complete demolition of structures or an interior demolition

Residential Projects   

Building Projects

Installation or Replacement Projects

Demolishing a Structure

Commercial Projects    

Contact Information

NOTE: Contact J.U.L.I.E. before you dig at 1-800-892-0123 for underground utility locations





The Building Code has been revised - we are following the 2021 IBC and 2020 NEC with amendments - check my code page for a link to the new code

January 31, 2022 the Building & Zoning Department moved to an online permitting system - paper submissions will not be accepted.  Our office will be available for those who have questions or need assistance working through the new program

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Contact Us

Building & Zoning Department Manager:
Jim Stran


Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Jack T. Knuepfer Bldg.
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

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