Building Department

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

CITY INSPECTORS ARE BACK TO PERFORMING BOTH EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR INSPECTIONS. FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS, INSPECTORS WILL WEAR MASKS WHEN PERFORMING INTERIOR INSPECTIONS AND WE ASK HOMEOWNERS AND OCCUPANTS TO WEAR MASKS AND KEEP AT LEAST SIX FEET APART FROM THE INSPECTOR. INSPECTORS WILL NOT PERFORM INTERIOR INSPECTIONS IF HOMEOWNERS AND OCCUPANTS ARE NOT WEARING MASKS. 

Commercial & Residential Permits

Application Forms

The Commercial Permit Application and Residential Permit Application forms are available for download. 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 is available for download. All required documents and instructions are listed on the form.  We do require an automotive insurance certificate.  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 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.

PLEASE NOTE - FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTORS WILL NOT PERFORM INTERIOR INSPECTIONS IF HOMEOWNERS AND OCCUPANTS ARE NOT WEARING MASKS.