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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.

Identifying 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

Laura Hager
Building Department
Administrative Assistant 

109 James St.
Geneva, IL 60134

Ph: 630-262-0280
Fx: 630-262-0286