Letter of Intent
Effective April 1, 2011 the City of Elgin will require a letter of intent from all licensed contractors. The letter of intents must be stamped with a company seal, or sealed by a notary public on company letter head. General Contractors will be required to submit a letter of intent for each of his licensed sub-contractors. The City of Elgin will not be able to issue any permits until letter of intents have been received.
Completed applications can be submitted via mail or in person, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at:
150 Dexter Ct.
Elgin, IL 60120
Planning & Zoning Counter Hours (Planners available for items requiring planner review and approval)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Building Permit Application for Small Projects
This permit application type is for projects which will include 1 to 2 contractors. These are typically remodel projects, such as a basement remodel, installation of a new emergency egress opening in an existing basement, window replacement, re-roofing, residing, furnace replacement, water heater replacement, etc.
Building Permit Application for Large Projects
This permit application type is for larger residential projects which involve multiple contractors for framing, electrical, plumbing, and/or HVAC work being done. This permit application is also used for commercial/industrial tenant build-outs, as well as new commercial/industrial or new multi-family construction projects.
New Residential Construction Application
This permit application type is for new, single family home construction permits.
Business Occupancy Application
Home Business Occupancy Application
Temporary Occupancy Application
Sign Permit Application