General Information

Construction Hours

Construction and remodeling in Geneva is allowed during the following times:

Monday through Friday7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends and holidays8 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 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 a fence or clothesline, 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 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 Division630-232-1503
City of Geneva - Water Division630-232-1551
JULIE - call 48 hours before you dig800-892-0123
Capital Development Board217-782-8530
State of Illinois Plumbing630-293-6840