Building Safety section of the Life Safety Division
Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety is responsible for ensuring the enforcement of City codes relating to building construction. Responsibilities include receipt of all permit applications, review for compliance with codes, and inspection of all construction including building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler and fire alarm systems. Services are provided in accordance with goals established by the Development Services Task Force.
Permits are required whenever an owner or authorized agent intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to install, enlarge, alter, repair, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler or fire alarm system. Work exempt from permits includes roofing, if no roof sheathing replacement (IL roofing license is required for contractors), yard barns not exceeding 120 square feet and fences, (Zoning regulations do apply), playground equipment, and minor repair work to electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems. Please contact Building Safety if there are questions about when a permit is required.
Permit applications, permit fees and other information about applying for permits, as well as what to expect from the permit review process.
The City of Champaign has adopted these documents as its Construction Codes. These code regulations are enforced by Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety.
General Building Code Information:
- Benefits of Building Permits
- Building Codes – How Do They Help You
- Building Technology – Then and Now
- International Code Council Code Development Process