Kane County Development and Community Services Department

Development and Community Services​

Build​ing & Zoning Division

Kane County is continuing to accept and process building and zoning permit applications as well as administering our other programs.  Our team is prepared, equipped and committed to serving residents and businesses as well as the development and construction community through this time.

We request that the public conduct business by phone and email as much as possible.  In-person submittals may be made at our office during regular business hours, but will be limited to dropping off at the front counter.  Please note the following changes to our policies and procedures for submittals:

  • PDF's of applications, submittals, building plans, plan revisions and other documents typically submitted as a hard copy may now be emailed to: KaneBuildingDeptPermits@co.kane.il.us
  • If you use Microsoft Outlook you can also use this link: KaneBuildingDeptPermits.
  • Original copies may be required to be mailed or delivered in the future.
  • Payments for permit fees may be made online at: ipn2.paymentus.com/rotp/kccs.
  • Once an application has been approved and paid for, the applicant may be required to have the approved PDF printed and available on the project site for the inspector's use.
  • In-person meetings with staff are by appointment only.

Building Inspections are currently being scheduled and conducted.

In the event that County operations are limited, please note the following:

  • The adopted building code provides for emergency repairs.  R105.2.1 Emergency Repairs: Where equipment replacements and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day to the building official.

  • If County inspectors are not being scheduled for inspections on a date or dates when the inspection is needed for the continuation of the work, the areas of work required to be inspected may be documented with photographs to demonstrate compliance with the building code along with a letter for missed inspections.   Approval of the missed inspections and potential waiver of fees for missed inspections will be considered on a case by case basis.

The Building and Zoning Division is charged with the enforcement of the Kane County Building Regulations.  The Building staff processes applications for construction, checks building plans for compliance with the ordinances, and issues permits for construction activity.  Regular systematic inspections are required for construction activities from the initial building location inspection to the final completion and issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

BUILDING PERMITS - 630-232-3485

The Zoning staff processes petitions for zoning map amendments, special uses and variances in addition to offering advice and assistance to County committees, local communities and the general public on zoning matters.  Zoning map amendments, special uses and variances are presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals by the Zoning staff.  The Zoning staff also enforces the compliance with the Kane County Zoning Ordinance through the court system.