The Building Department is located at the Public Works Facility  map
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For assistance, please call (815) 439-2937 or e-mail

To make a payment, please mail your check (14400 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544) or leave the payment in the secure drop box located in the Public Works parking lot.

Inspections can be requested via email: Please include the address or permit number, type of inspection needed, and a contact name and phone number.

Residents and customers are encouraged to e-mail any documents related to permits: Please use SendSecure SafeBox when sending us new construction permits and larger plans.

Please allow up to 21 business days for the plan review of residential and commercial permits.
We strive to be eco-friendly and will e-mail any documents related to the permit process.

• The Building Department accepts plan review and construction documents via e-mail. If providing digital drawings, all documentation should be submitted in PDF form. All documents must contain address and lot number. “Same as” drawings will no longer be accepted. The Village also accepts paper submittals.

• The State of Illinois requires the Building Department to review plans for energy conservation under the most recent International Energy Conservation Code including State of Illinois amendments. For more information, please visit the State of Illinois web site.

• The Building Department utilizes the following codes:
2015 International Building Code
2015 International Residential Code
International Energy Conservation Code – Residential & Commercial - current edition
2015 International Property Maintenance Code
2015 International Existing Building Code
2016 Village of Plainfield Building Code
State of Illinois Accessibility Code – Current edition as per the State of Illinois

2014 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2016 Village of Plainfield Building Code

2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 International Fuel Gas Code
2016 Village of Plainfield Building Code

2014 State of Illinois Plumbing Code (including the most recent Amendments and New Sections Adopted)
Village of Plainfield IDPH Amendments

2015 International Fire Code – (including the most recent Plainfield or Oswego Fire Amendments and New Sections Adopted)

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.


Business Licensing Information

Business License Requirements & Application Form - All residential and commercial businesses require a license. The completed form and fee should be returned to the Building Department, 14400 S. 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 Building 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

Solar Permit
Storage Shed Permit
Swimming Pools: Above Ground Swimming Pool Permit •  Inground Swimming Pool Permit