PERMITS

BUILDING PERMITS

 

Full Building Permit Application
Simplified Building Permit Application

COMMERCIAL BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

Application filled out with general description of the proposed work.

Application to be accompanied by no less than 3 sets of construction documents. When scope of work is of a minor nature, this requirement may be waived by the Building Official. One of the 3 sets of documents issued will be returned to the applicant or person(s) securing the permit. The stamped, approved and endorsed plans shall be kept at the building site, open to inspection by the Building Official or authorized representative.

Construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional registered with the State of Illinois, including name and address of said design professional and shall be signed, sealed, and dated, according to laws of Illinois.

Construction documents to include site plan, showing to scale the size and location of all new construction and existing structures on the site, distances from lot lines, established street grades and proposed finished grades. Site plan shall indicate the location of all private sewage disposal systems where a public sewer is not available.

In case of demolition, site plan shall show all construction to be demolished and location and size of all existing structures and construction that is to remain on site of plot.

Construction documents to include engineering details of structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical work, including computations, stress diagrams and other essential technical data. All engineering plans and computations shall bear the signature and seal of the engineer or architect responsible for the design.

Construction documents to include Stormwater Management Plan, per Ordinance No. 840-95: 10-3-95. Plan shall identify means of controlling the stormwater runoff. All computations, plans and specifications must be prepared by a registered professional engineer of the State of Illinois and must be reviewed by the City Engineer.

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

Application filled out with general description of the proposed work.

Application to be accompanied by no less than 3 sets of construction documents. When scope of work is of a minor nature, this requirement may be waived by the Building Official. One of the 3 sets of documents issued will be returned to the applicant or person(s) securing the permit. The stamped, approved and endorsed plans shall be kept at the building site, open to inspection by the Building Official or authorized representative.

Construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional registered with the State of Illinois, including name and address of said design professional and shall be signed, sealed, and dated, according to laws of Illinois.

Construction documents to include site plan, showing to scale the size and location of all new construction and existing structures on the site, distances from lot lines, established street grades and proposed finished grades. Site plan shall indicate the location of all private sewage disposal systems where a public sewer is not available.

In case of demolition, site plan shall show all construction to be demolished and location and size of all existing structures and construction that is to remain on site of plot.

Construction documents to include engineering details of structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical work, including computations, stress diagrams and other essential technical data. All engineering plans and computations shall bear the signature and seal of the engineer or architect responsible for the design.

Construction documents to include Stormwater Management Plan, per Ordinance No. 840-95: 10-3-95. Plan shall identify means of controlling the stormwater runoff. All computations, plans and specifications must be prepared by a registered professional engineer of the State of Illinois and must be reviewed by the City Engineer.

CODES ENFORCED BY THE CITY OF FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS

  • American Disabilities Act
  • Illinois Accessibility Code (04-24-97)
  • 2011 NEC 
  • 2012 International Building Code (supplements thereto adopted by City of Fairview Heights)
  • 2012 International Residential Code (supplements thereto adopted by City of Fairview Heights)
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fire Protection Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code

YARD SALE PERMIT

ONLINE APPLICATION

OCCUPANCY PERMITS

All rental and owner-occupied property within the Corporate limits of the City of Fairview Heights is required to have an updated Occupancy Permit on file with the Land Use and Development Department. Any changes in tenancy requires the Occupancy Permit to be updated by the tenants and/or owner of record.

OBTAINING AN OCCUPANCY PERMIT

The property must have passed a Property Maintenance Inspection within the last 12 months, the requirements of which are outlined in the Property Maintenance Inspection Guide (PDF). You may schedule and verify inspections with the Land Use and Development Department at 618-489-2060. This inspection must be scheduled by the property owner or manager.

Once the property has passed inspection, complete the Application for Occupancy Permit. Submit this application and permit fee to City Halll, and the Occupancy Permit will be issued once the application and fee are secured.

NOTES

Updates to existing Occupancy Permits for rental property may require the owner and/or landlord’s approval prior to any change becoming finalized.

Owners or property managers of rental property must have a valid license through the Residential Renters License Program. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 618-489-2000 for more information.

SIGN PERMITS

 

Permanent Sign Permit Application
Temporary Sign Permit Application

SIGN PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

No sign shall be erected, altered, or relocated without a permit issued by the Administrative Official, except as otherwise provided herein. Where electrical permits are required, they shall be obtained at the same time as the sign permit.

SIGN APPLICATION

The permit application shall contain the location of the sign structure, the name and address of the sign owner and of the sign erector, drawings showing the design and location of the sign and such other pertinent information as the Administrative Official may require to insure compliance with the Codes and Ordinances of the Municipality.

TEMPORARY SIGNAGE

Temporary Signage can be applied for once per quarter (4 times per year). Duration of the Temporary Sign Permit is 10 calendar days and must be approved in advance by Land Use & Development.

NULIFICATION

A sign permit shall become null and void if the work for which the permit was issued has not been completed within a period of six (6) months after the date of the permit. Permit fee shall not be refunded.

PERMIT EXCEPTIONS

The following operations shall not be considered as creating a sign and therefore, shall not require a sign permit.

REPLACING COPY

The changing of the advertising copy or message on an approved painted or printed sign or marquee and similarly approved signs which are specifically designed for the use of replaceable copy.

MAINTENANCE

Painting, repainting, cleaning and other normal maintenance and repair of a sign or a sign structure unless a structural change is made.

MISCELLANEOUS SIGNS

As per Section 14-7-6 of this Code, miscellaneous signs are also exempt from permit requirements.

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