General Information

Construction Hours


Construction and remodeling in Geneva is allowed during the following times:
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends and holidays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Residential Inspections


If you need to schedule a residential inspection, please call at least one day in advance. We will try to accommodate you with the earliest inspection possible.

Commercial Inspections


Scheduling a commercial inspection may take a few days, so please call as soon as possible. We will try to accommodate you with the earliest inspection time available.

Permit Reviews


The time frame for permit reviews is currently two to three weeks. Please keep this in mind when submitting your permit and accompanying material.

Required Building Plans


The Building Division asks that you provide two sets of plans if you are building within the City. If the plans are larger than 11x17 inches in size, a PDF file is required.

Required Plat of Survey


The Building Division asks that you provide two copies of your plat of survey. Your submittal must be of original size - please, no reducing or enlarging your plat of survey.

Iden

tifying on Your Plat of Survey

When submitting your plat of survey, please draw to scale any changes that may occur to your structure. This must be identified on all submittals. In addition, please identify in color the location of new/replacement fencing and concrete replacement.

Call JULIE Before You Dig


If you are a homeowner/renter, contractor or excavator planning to dig anytime this year, (e.g. putting up fence or clothes line, planting a garden or shrubbery, building a home addition, etc).

Call JULIE first at 811 or 800-892-0123. Call 48 hours before you dig!

Lead-Based Paint


If you are considering renovation, repair or painting of buildings built before 1978, federal law requires the compliance with the EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule (RRP).

Find the City of Geneva Guide to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Rule online.

More information about the EPA RRP Rule.


Other Important Contact Information


City of Geneva - Electric Division 630-232-1503
City of Geneva - Water Division 630-232-1551
JULIE - call 48 hours before you dig 800-892-0123
AT&T 800-244-4444
Capital Development Board 217-782-8530
State of Illinois Plumbing 630-293-6840