Residential and Commercial Occupancy Permits Program
The City of Collinsville wants to ensure that all residential and non-residential properties are safe, maintained, and meet the minimum
requirements. We act to accomplish this through the City’s Occupancy Permit Program. The Occupancy Permit Program provides inspections
for residential and commercial properties located within the city limits and an Occupancy Permit is issued when a property passes the
An Occupancy Permit is required when the occupancy or ownership of a home, apartment unit, or commercial building (including tenant spaces)
changes and there is not a current permit on file. Residential Occupancy Permits are valid for
Residential Rental Occupancy Permit Program Start: September 1, 2018
Residential Change of Ownership Occupancy Permit Program Start: December 1, 2018
Commercial Occupancy Permit Program Start: January 1, 2019
In order to help landlordsand property managers understand how the Residential RentalOccupancy
Permit Program will operate, responsibilities, etc., the City held three "open houses" at City Hall, at various times, to ensure
everyone has an opportunity to attend.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (WATCH VIDEO)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (WATCH VIDEO)
In order to help property owners and realtors understand hwo the Residential Change of Ownership Occupancy Permit Program will operate, responsibilities, etc., the City will be hosting three "open houses" at City Hall and the
Activity Center to ensure everyone has an opportunity to attend.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at City Hall Council Chambers (WATCH VIDEO)
Wednesday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at City Hall Council Chambers (WATCH VIDEO)
Wednesday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Activity Center (10 Gateway Drive) (WATCH VIDEO)
Occupancy Permits can be applied for:
In person at the Community Development Department located on the ground floor of City Hall. We accept cash, checks (payable to
"City of Collinsville"), Discover, MasterCard, VISA, and American Express.
By U.S. Mail, submit application with the fee paid by check only (NO CASH).
Residential Occupancy Permits: $50.00 (includes 2 inspections. Any additional inspections are $25 each).
After an application is submitted:
Applicant must contact the Department within seven (7) days of the submission of an application to set up an appointment for an
inspection. "As Is" properties, or those that have been vacant for 6 months or longer, must contact the Department within two
(2) days. Ideally, the inspection is set up with the submission of an application and the property is vacant.
The inspection must occur within 30 days from the date of application.
Tenants may move in once the application has been submitted and prior to City inspection, however, any "life safety" deficiencies
identified by City inspectors must be corrected immediately or tenant may have to vacate the premises.
All deficiencies must be corrected, and a re-inspection scheduled to occur, within 30 days of the initial inspection, which allows
time for the correction of all identified violations.
A one-time 30-day extension for correcting deficiencies can be requested of the Department by utilizing the request form below.
The property must have utilities (water and electricity) in operation for the inspection to occur.
Ameren Illinois & the Collinsville Water Billing Department will request the Occupancy Permit number prior to accepting a request
for a utility service account.
An adult 18 years or older must be present at the inspection unless the unit is entirely vacant and unoccupied.
Pets must be restrained.
Fees apply for any inspection following the initial re-inspection. Inspection "no-shows" (after 15 min wait) or where
required work has not been completed may be counted as an inspection and additional charges may apply.
Changes in ownership of rental properties, where there is no change in tenant, does not require an Occupancy Inspection and Permit,
but an inspection of all common areas (e.g. foyer, stairwell, exterior, etc.) is required. Note: This inspection does
not qualify as an inspection for the purposes of the"2 year rule" (Sec. 15.10.070.B.).
Holiday accommodation. The City will make every effort to accommodate applicants with regard to the submission of applications,
scheduling of inspections, and associated deadlines when such requirements conflict with official holidays or other City Hall
closures. Please contact the Department with any related questions or concerns.
On Monday, July 10, 2017, automated trash collection will begin for the residents of the City of Collinsville.
All residential customers will receive a new 95-gallon trash cart, during the weeks of Monday, June 26th through Friday, July 7th. These
blue trash carts are similar to the current recycling cart, but with a black lid labeled trash.
Additional trash carts may be leased for $2/month, with a 3 month commitment.
A resident can exchange their 95-gallon trash cart for a 65-gallon trash cart, free of charge, through August 31, 2017.
Residents will no longer need to provide their own containers for trash.
Republic Services will dispose of the personal trash containers through July 31, 2017. If you want
Republic Services to dispose of your trash containers, set them at the curb and mark “take container.”
Some residents may have a change in their service date. Watch your mail the week of June 26, 2017 for service date information.
Proper cart placement for automated service:
- Have your cart at the curb by 6am of your service day.
- Place the cart at least five (5) feet from any object; like a tree, pole, fire hydrant, mailbox, electrical box, cable box, etc. and at least five(5)
feet away from cars so the automated arm can reach your cart.
- Please have this same distance of five (5) between trash and recycle carts.
- Don’t lean anything against the cart.
- Don’t place your cart under a tree or near utility lines.
- Place carts one (1) foot from the curb or edge of the street.
- All trash must be bagged and contained inside your Republic Service cart, with the lid closed.
- Bags/trash lying outside of the cart or personal cans/containers will not be picked up.
For any question about automated trash collection call Republic Services Customer Service at:
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131