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Building and Permits

Building & Zoning  Department Manager

Jim Stran
BuildingandZoning@dupagecounty.gov 630-407-6700

Building Projects and Permits for Unincorporated Areas of DuPage County

The Building & Zoning Department moved to an online permitting system - staff is available to assist those who need help by calling with questions - 630-407-6700. Appointments can be made to meet with a technician.

The DuPage County Building Code has been approved, changes effective January 1, 2024.

Submitting for permits:  Accela Citizen Access will take you to the portal to begin your electronic application.

  • Permits under Residential Accessory: (Deck, Detached Garage, Driveway/sidewalk, Fence, Gazebo, Generator, 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

Sustainable Building Projects

Installation or Replacement Projects 

Demolishing a Structure

Commercial Projects

Contact Information

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