Building Department and Code Enforcement

Please Note: All building permits, plans, and contractor registrations must be submitted via e-mail to 

At this time we are accepting cash, checks or online payment. You can drop off payments into the Black drop box by the front door of the Building Department or mail payments to:

City of Palos Heights

Attention: Building Department

7607 W College Dr

Palos Heights, IL 60463

For Online Payment (up to $500) please click on the link below.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Building Department at 708-480-3021


Special Notice: Please be advised that All Inspectors of the City of Palos Heights will have City identification, and City Inspectors will not show up unannounced to any residential property unless for Code Enforcement concerns/complaints. The Code enforcement officer will not ask to enter your home. 

Do not allow unscheduled unidentified individuals into your home unless you are sure they are prescheduled City employees. If you are suspicious of anyone trying to gain entrance feel free to call the police.

If you have any questions/concerns please contact the Building Department at 708-361-1804.


For information concerning Construction Permits, Building Codes or Contractor Registration Information, please call (708) 361-1804 or e-mail

Permissible Hours for Construction within the City:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Weekends & Holidays: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Building Codes

The Building Codes listed below have been adopted by the City of Palos Heights. Additionally, the City has approved various ordinances that supplement these codes including, and not limited to, Commercial Design Guidelines. Please also see Palos Heights Code of Ordinances.

  • 2009 IBC Building Code
  • 2009 ICC Performance Code (Commercial)
  • 2009 IFGC Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 IPMC Property Maintenance Code
  • 2009 IRC Building Code (Residential)
  • 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
  • 2015 IECC Energy Conservation Code
  • 2011 City of Chicago Electrical Code