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Building Permits

The following information is provided as a general guideline and should not be construed as City policy, code, or verification any specific question.  Links are provided to official code documents and Staff contact information is provided in order to verify any questions you may have.

Building Permits

Building Permits are required within the City of Collinsville, and inspections are mandatory for certain types of work.  If you are unsure whether or not you need a building permit, please call the Building Department to verify.  Following are the types of Building Permits we issue, along with a general description of each:

Limited “U” Permit:

The most common type of building permit is a “Limited” Permit.    
Used For:  Roofing, Siding, Windows, Pool, Fence, Shed, Deck, etc. As a guideline, any exterior work valued at $500 or more requires a building permit, although there are exceptions.  

  • A “U” Permit can be issued for either Residential or Commercial work.
  • Several “jobs” can be included on the same permit for the same fee, such as roof, windows, gutters or pool, fence and deck.  
  • The cost is always $50, regardless of the cost of the work
  • The permit does not expire for a year.

Questions?  Contact:

Amy Boeving - Building Assistant

aboeving@collinsvilleil.org     --    618-346-5200  x1126

Building Permit - Limited Building Permit - Limited (67 KB)

Fence & Pool Information Flyer Fence & Pool Information Flyer (651 KB)

Shed & Garage Information Flyer Shed & Garage Information Flyer (569 KB)

Siding and Roofing Handout Siding and Roofing Handout (91 KB)

Residential “R” Permit:

For residential work over and above that listed above for the Limited Permit.  These are referred to as “R” permits.  These can be issued at the front counter while the applicant waits if they are simple, or may have to be issued by the Building Inspector after review of plans, when required.

 
  • Used For:  Total Residential Remodel, Basement Finish, Total Bathroom or Kitchen Rehab, Room Addition, Garage, Sunroom, New Residential Construction and most jobs over $10,000 (with the exception of roofing).  Work involving plumbing, drywall, electric.
  • Building Plans are required whenever structural changes are being made, such as Room Addition, New Garage, New Sunroom, New Construction.  Plans are also required when ingress or egress is affected; for example when a basement is finished or when a garage or porch is converted into living space.
  • The cost of the permit is based on the total cost of all the work.
  • The permit does not expire for a year.  

Questions?  Contact: No items found.

Daniel Davis - Chief Building Official

ddavis@collinsvilleil.org     --    618-346-5200 x1159

Building Permit - Residential Building Permit - Residential (1171 KB)

Building Codes 2016 Building Codes 2016 (9 KB)

Inspections Required Inspections Required (40 KB)

Shed & Garage Information Flyer Shed & Garage Information Flyer (569 KB)

Commercial "B" Permit:

For commercial work over and above that listed above for the Limited Permit.  These are referred to as “B” permits.

  • Used For:  Commercial Tenant Finish, Kitchen Install or Renovation, Bathroom Install or Renovation, Façade (front door changes) or Ingress/Egress Changes (doors, windows, exit pathways [like basement stairs, blocking up windows, moving doors, etc]), Total Renovation, New Commercial Construction, etc.
  • Building Plans are always required for this type of work.  Fire Marshal review will be obtained by the Building Inspector when required.  
  • The cost of the permit is based on the total cost of all the work, plus water/sewer taps, etc.  
  • Other approvals may be necessary prior to a Commercial Building Permit being issued.
  • The permit does not expire for a year.

Questions?  Contact: 

Daniel Davis - Chief Building Official

ddavis@collinsvilleil.org     --    618-346-5200 x1159

 

Building Permit - Commercial Building Permit - Commercial (1205 KB)

Building Codes 2016 Building Codes 2016 (9 KB)

Inspections Required Inspections Required (40 KB)


Electrical "E" Permit:

The cost of the permit is based on the type of work done, and is listed on the application.  

  • Electric Permits are probably the second most common permit issued.
  • Used For:  All electrical work requiring the involvement of Ameren or SW Electric.
  • Electrical work must be inspected.

Questions?  Contact:

No items found.

Amy Boeving - Building Assistant

aboeving@collinsvilleil.org     --    618-346-5200  x1126

Building Permit - Electrical Building Permit - Electrical (305 KB)

 

Mechanical "M" Permit:

  • Used For:  Boiler Systems, HVAC Systems, Fire Suppression (Sprinkler Systems)
  • Plans are usually required.   
  • The cost of the permit is based on the total cost of the work.  
  • The permit would be issued after reviewing the plans and getting Fire Marshal review and approval.

Questions?  Contact: 

Daniel Davis - Chief Building Official

ddavis@collinsvilleil.org     --    618-346-5200 x1159

Building Permit - Mechanical Building Permit - Mechanical (345 KB)

 

Demolition "D" Permit:

  • Used For:  Demo of residential, commercial, garage/carport, or mobile/modular home.  Can be issued for interior demolition, prior to a tenant finish.  
  • The cost of the permit is $100.  
  • The permit expires in 30 days. If it is not completed within 30 days, an extension must be requested.  

Questions?  Contact: 

 

Daniel Davis - Chief Building Official

ddavis@collinsvilleil.org     --    618-346-5200 x1159

 

Building Permit - Demolition Building Permit - Demolition (60 KB)


 

 

 Grading Permits:

Building Permit - Grading (Major) Building Permit - Grading (Major) (65 KB)

Building Permit - Grading (Minor) Building Permit - Grading (Minor) (66 KB)

 

 

 

 

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