Forms, Permits and Records


Applying for a Building Permit


Applications and payments may be submitted to the Building and Code Enforcement Department in person during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  We also accept items submitted by U.S. Mail, or by placing submittals in our drop-box located near the front entrance to the St. Charles Municipal Building located at 2 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174.

We are unable to process permit applications that do not include the submittal fee.

Forms of payment accepted:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards accepted for in-person payments only—not accepted for drop-box transactions or online. 

Please note, the City of St. Charles does not require a contractor registration. 

Identity Theft Brochure   
IMRF Pension Information   



Incentives for Developing Affordable Housing   
Information to Bidders   

Links to certificates, insurance requirements, prevailing wage ordinance and other forms pertaining to the City of St. Charles bidding process.

Jurisdiction Boundary Map   
Juvenile Expungement Public Notice   
Kane County Hazards Mitigation Plan Annual Reports   
Kane County Natural Hazards Mitigation Committee Annual Reports   
Kane County Special Needs Registry   
Lakeshore Recycling Systems Documents    
License Forms & Applications   
Locator Map   
Main Wastewater Treatment Facility 2015 Facility Plan Update   
Map of Intersection Numbers   
Map Panels   
Minimum Electric Service Requirements (Residential Service 200 amps or less)   
Minimum Requirements for Commercial/Industrial Electric Service   
Monthly Electric Outage Report   
Moody's Ratings   
Municipal Building 2nd Floor Map   
Nest Thermostat Rebate Application    
Nest Thermostat Rebate Program    

Program runs through April 30, 2020 or until funds are depleted

Newspaper Racking Application   

Ordinance 2023-M-40 An Ordinance Amending Title 2 "Administration and Personnel," Chapter 2.24 "Board of Fire and Police Commissioners"; Section 2.24.060 "Rules and Regulations"

Organizational Charts   
Permits: Residential   

Application forms for residential permits.

Permits: Business Permits   
Permits: Commercial or Industrial   
Persons with Disabilities Parking Application   
Plan Commission Public Hearing Guide   
Plan Commission Rules of Procedure   
Plan Review Transmittal Form - Fire Dept   

This form is to be included with any plans submitted for review to the Fire Department.

Police Alarm Permit Application & Notice   
Police Department Annual Report Archive   

Prior years' Police Department Annual Reports can be found in this section. View the current Annual Report here

Police Department Annual Reports   
Police Pension Fund Annual Financial Report   
Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)   
Preparedness Checklist   
Presentation of 10 Year Water Utility Master Plan    
Presentation of 10 Year Water Utility Master Plan - Water Supply Component    
Property Tax Levy Presentation   
Public Works Fact Sheet   
Quarterly Crime Prevention Newsletter   

The Crime Prevention section of the St. Charles Police Department produces a quarterly community newsletter that provides helpful information for protecting yourself, your family, home and other areas of your life against crime. The information may be seasonally based and offer criminal information that surround holidays and weather. Crime trends within the city also are addressed, with tips on how to defend yourself against a certain trend. 

Recovery Checklist   
Request for Police Services   
Resident Survey Results   

Ride Along Program Application Form   
River Corridor Plan   
Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners   

Currently adopted Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.

Safety Guidelines for Vacant Buildings due to COVID   


Sep 14, 2023

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