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WHEN IS A PERMIT REQUIRED?
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Permits are required for a number of different projects in order to assure that these projects meet applicable Building Codes. The City of East St. Louis has adopted Building Codes in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of our residents.

Following is a list of projects that require a City of East St. Louis Building Permit. This list is not all-inclusive:

  • SHEDS
  • FENCES
  • DECKS AND STAIRS
  • ROOFING, RE-ROOF OR TEAR-OFF
  • DOORS AND WINDOWS IF THE SIZE OF THE OPENING CHANGES
  • CONCRETE, ASPHALT OR PAVER BRICK DRIVEWAYS, SIDEWALKS, PATIOS, STOOPS AND STAIRS
  • SIDING
  • NEW ELECTRIC SERVICE OR ADDITIONAL DEVICES REQUIRING NEW LINES
  • LOW VOLTAGE ALARMS AND PHONE WIRING
  • PLUMBING (WATER HEATERS, ETC.)
  • SEWER REPAIRS OR CLEANOUTS
  • NEW STRUCTURES AND ANY STRUCTURAL CHANGES
  • EXTENSIVE INTERIOR REMODELING WORK
  • SWIMMING POOLS, SPAS, HOT TUBS
  • MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING)
  • GRADING CHANGES, RETENTION WALLS OR OTHER LANDSCAPING INVOLVING TOPOGRAPHICAL CHANGES
  • DEMOLITIONS
  • SHORING AND FOUNDATION REPAIRS
  • SIGNS, BANNERS AND TENTS
  • FIRE SPRINKLERS
  • If you have any questions regarding permit requirements call: 618-482-6600 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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