Building Safety & Permits

The Building Safety Section is responsible for ensuring the public safety through the enforcement of Federal, state, and local codes governing construction. Our staff reviews plans, issues building permits, and performs inspections to ensure Code compliance related to aspects of life-safety, structural integrity, handicap accessibility, and electrical, plumbing, fuel gas, heating and air conditioning systems.

For questions regarding construction and building permits, please call and speak with one of our building inspectors at (217) 535-3145.

Until further notice we are requesting that permit applications be submitted by mail, email, or fax. Payment by check can be mailed to the address below. To use a credit card call 217 535-3145 during business hours.

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

Attention: Environmental Health

2833 South Grand Ave East

Springfield, IL 62703

FAX: 217 747-5103


  • Building Permit

  • Building Complaint Form

  • Change of Occupancy

  • Demolition Permit

  • Erosion Control (under 1 acre)

  • Erosion Control (1 acre and above)

  • New Electrical Permit

  • New Mechanical Permit

  • New Plumbing Permit

  • New Sign Permit

  • Notice Regarding Residential Plumbing Work

  • Required Inspections

  • Small Wind Energy Conversion System

  • Swimming Pool Installation Requirements

  • Swimming Pool & Fence Permit Application

Building Codes & Energy Links

  • International Code Council

  • Building Energy Codes Program

Electrical Safety Links

  • ESFi

  • Safe Electricity

  • Energy Education Council

Consumer Product Safety

  • United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

Sangamon County Zoning Department

  • Sangamon County Department of Zoning

Sangamon County Regional Planning

  • Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission

  • U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program

Building Code Board of Appeals

Meetings for 2020 will be held at 4:30 PM in the Environmental Health Conference Room at 2833 South Grand Avenue East. Meeting dates are every other month starting in January.

Sangamon County-Code of Ordinances

  • Sangamon County Code 1977