DeKalb County Permits (Illinois)

Search for DeKalb County, IL county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The DeKalb County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as DeKalb County permits. Clerks in DeKalb County, Illinois may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The DeKalb County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a DeKalb County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Cortland Town Clerk Cortland IL 59 South Somonauk Road 60112 815-756-9041

Dekalb County Clerk Sycamore IL 110 East Sycamore Street 60178 815-895-7146

Kirkland City Clerk Kirkland IL 511 Main Street 60146 815-522-6179

Sandwich City Clerk Sandwich IL 144 East Railroad Street 60548 815-786-9321


A DeKalb County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in DeKalb County, Illinois may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in DeKalb County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Cortland Town Hall Cortland IL 59 South Somonauk Road 60112 815-756-3030

Genoa City Hall Genoa IL 333 East 1st Street 60135 815-784-2327

Sandwich City Hall Sandwich IL 144 East Railroad Street 60548 815-786-8802

Waterman City Hall Waterman IL 215 West Adams Street 60556 815-264-3652


A DeKalb County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in DeKalb County, Illinois issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. DeKalb County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These DeKalb County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Cortland Zoning Cortland IL 59 South Somonauk Road 60112 815-756-4124

Sycamore Zoning Sycamore IL 541 Dekalb Avenue 60178 815-895-4434