Lee County Permits (Illinois)


The Lee County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Lee County permits. Clerks in Lee 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 Lee County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Lee County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Lee County Clerk Dixon IL 309 South Galena Avenue 61021 815-284-5234

Lee County Recorder of Deeds Dixon IL 112 East 2nd Street 61021 815-288-3309


A Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Amboy City Hall Amboy IL 227 East Main Street 61310 815-857-3814

Dixon City Hall Dixon IL 121 W 2nd St 61021 815-288-1485

Franklin Grove City Hall Franklin Grove IL 105 East South Street 61031 815-456-2131

Paw Paw City Hall Paw Paw IL 362 Chicago Road 61353 815-627-2351


A Lee 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 Lee 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. Lee County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Lee 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.

Dixon Zoning Dixon IL 121 West 2nd Street 61021 815-288-1403