Building Permits & Inspections

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This page is the starting point for a variety of information that should be useful to individuals looking to obtain a building permit for a construction project. The links below will take you to detailed information about the following topics:

The Village of Carol Stream strives to provide excellent service in the review and processing of building permit applications. The Village employs Code Professionals with numerous ICC (International Code Council) certifications which ensures a high level of knowledge and training. 

Questions and requests for additional information call 630-871-6230 or complete the Community Development contact form.

2018 Building Codes and Draft Local Amendments


This spring, the Village of Carol Stream plans to adopt the 2018 Edition of the International Code Council series of building codes and the 2017 NFPA 70 National Electric Code. A team consisting of Village staff, personnel from the Carol Stream Fire Protection District, and the Village's Building Codes Consultant has developed Draft Local Amendments to the model codes.

A New Codes Open House was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, to receive comments and answer questions from all interested parties regarding the Draft Local Amendments to the model codes. The Draft Local Amendments can be viewed at 2018 Draft Local Amendments.  

The current schedule calls for Village Board action regarding the adoption of the new codes and local amendments in May 2019, with the new codes and local amendments having a tentative effective date of June 3, 2019. For more information about the Building Codes adoption project, please call 630-871-6230 or complete the Community Development contact form.