Building Department

The Building Department of Crest Hill reviews building plans, issues permits and contractor registrations, and performs inspections to ensure that construction conforms to applicable codes. We also handle property code violations, rental inspections and new business inspections.

Commercial & Residential Permits

Application Forms

The Commercial Permit Application (PDF) and Residential Permit Application (PDF) forms are available for download. The forms list documents required for review of the permit, although additional information may be required.  The Building Department can be reached at 815-741-5106.

Contractor Information

If you are a contractor you must be registered to work within our city limits. The Application for Contractor's Registration (PDF) is available for download. All required documents and instructions are listed on the form.  We do not require a bond.  Payment may be made by cash or check.

Rental Information

Property owners must register all rental units.  The Rental Property Info Sheet (PDF) is available for download.  The completed form may be returned to us via the Administrative Clerk’s email, mail, or drop off at City Hall.  A link to email is on the right.

Inspections are required when a tenant turns over.  Inspections will only be done while the property is empty.