Palos Heights Building Department/Code Enforcement

Welcome to the Palos Heights Building Department/ Code Enforcement Page.

Welcome to the City of Palos Heights Building Department & Code Enforcement homepage. We hope that this website will help guide you in your building project. Permits are required for most home improvements, see our list of permit applications at the bottom of this page to check if there is an application for the type of work you will be doing. If you do not see the type of work listed, please give us a call and check to see if a permit is needed.

Below are the following Building Codes that are in effect for the City of Palos Heights

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

Click here for Palos Heights Code of Ordinances

Click here for the Palos Heights Zoning Map


*Any Contractor(s) doing work in the City of Palos Heights must be a registered contractor with the City. 

Click Here for Contractor License Application

Palos Heights Building Department
7607 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:30 AM to 5:00PM & Fri, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

For inquiries about any building and permit questions:

Phone:(708) 361-1804
Fax: (708) 923-7112


Code Enforcement
For Code Enforcement questions and inquiries, please email: or call 708-361-1804









NOTICE: As of October 2, 2013 the City approved Ordinance 150.11 (D):Prior to the issuance of a building permit for any purpose, the recipient or property owner shall be current on all other obligations to the city concerning other fees and licenses including, but not restricted to, vehicle stickers, water bills, and any other licensing requirements.

Permit Applications


Commercial Occupancy



Driveway/Parking Lot

Electrical Work


Finished Basement

Fire Alarm/Fire Sprinkler


Lawn Sprinklers

Miscellaneous Work

New Construction



POD(Removal Storage)

Pool, Above/In-Ground

Retaining Wall


Sewer/Water Repairs




Sign, Permanent

Sign, Temporary

Tent, Temporary

Tree Removal

Window/Door Replacement