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
- House - Tutorial
- Detached garage - Tutorial
- Deck - Tutorial
- Shed - Tutorial
- Screen porch - Tutorial
- Retaining wall or seat wall
- Gazebo - Tutorial
Sustainable Building Projects
Installation or Replacement Projects
- Remodel - interior or exterior alterations
- Excavate on my property - this will be under a "grading permit" now in Accela. Whether a permit is required or not please contact the sewer & water utility company for sewer or water repair or installation.
- Swimming pool, spa or hot tub - this is under accessory structure in Accela
- Window, furnace, air conditioner, water heater
- Fence - this is under accessory structure in Accela, minimum of 3" above grade in portion of the easement & good side facing out
- Electrical work - panels upgrades or moving from overhead to underground
- Patio or terrace
- Fireplace - masonry or prefab
- Generator or air conditioner
- Driveway or sidewalk
- Irrigation system
- Re-roof or reside a structure
- Temporary tent or membrane structure
- Amend my plans - when making a change to an issued permit or submitting a spot survey prior to a backfill inspection
Demolishing a Structure
- Demolition of a structure - or an interior demo
- Commercial construction - new and additions - Tutorial
- Remodel - interior alterations
- Cell tower or co-location
- To contact the Building and Zoning Department 630-407-6700
- To contact the Public Works Department - 630-407-6800
- To contact the Division of Transportation - 630-407-6900
- To contact the Health Department - 630-682-7979
- To contact the Stormwater Department - Drainage- 630-407-6700
- To contact the Township Highway Commissioners
NOTE: Contact J.U.L.I.E. before you dig at 8-1-1 for underground utility locations
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