The Building Department is located at the Public Works Facility  map

Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 4 pm
Contact via phone (815) 439-2937 or email

General Information

Carbon Monoxide Detector Information

Concrete Highlights

Home Repair:  Know Your Consumer Rights from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Recapitulation of Building Codes
Recreational Fires/Fire Pit Safety Information
Swimming Pools - Any pools (permanent or temporary, above or below ground) that have the capacity to hold 24” of water or more, must have a permanent fence installed or a “rail topper” surrounding the pool 6’ from grade. Temporary pools that have a locking cover do not require a fence.  Click here for Swimming Pool Permits.

Contractor Registration Information

Contractor Registration Requirements & Application Form - All contractors wishing to complete work in the Village of Plainfield must register prior to beginning any projects.  The registration fee is $50 annually. The completed registration form and fee should be returned to the Building Department, 14400 Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544.


Commercial Permits

Commercial Plan Review Checklist

Commercial Building Permits - Commercial building applicants must review and complete these forms.
Commercial Buildouts - This situation applies to building shells that are completed, interior remodeling, and other projects of that nature.
Commercial Interior Change of Occupancy Permit Requirements

Plainfield Fire Protection District Fire Alarm System Guidelines
Plainfield Fire Protection District Sprinkler System Guidelines

*Please note all businesses must apply for a business license through the Planning Department.  Click here for Business License information.*

Residential Permits

Information for Individuals Building/Purchasing A New Home
Residential Building Permits - Applicants wishing to build a new home, townhome, or duplex in the Village of Plainfield will need to review and complete these documents.
Addition/Remodeling Permits - Applicants wishing to build an addition or remodel their home in the Village of Plainfield will need to review and complete these documents.

Building Code Highlights

Electrical •  HVAC •  Plumbing •  Plumbing Administrative Code

Miscellaneous Permits

To apply for any of the permits below, please review the requirements and complete the necessary application forms.
Basement Permit
Chicken Coop PermitApplication for Keeping of Chickens
Deck Permit
Demolition Permit (structures)  Demolition Permit (interior only)
Detached Garage Permit
Driveways: Asphalt Driveway Permit • Brick Paver Driveway Permit •  Concrete Driveway Permit
Electrical Permit
Fence Permit (Please refer to the Zoning Ordinance, Article X, Fences, Section 9-84-9-90 online.)
Generator Permit
Hot Tub Permit
Lawn Sprinkler Permit
Miscellaneous Permit
Patios: Brick Paver Patio Permit •  Concrete Patio Permit
Roof Permit
Siding Permit
Sign Permits
Storage Shed Permit
Swimming Pools: Above Ground Swimming Pool Permit •  Inground Swimming Pool Permit