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. 

Senior Citizens Resource Guide   
Snow Plow Routes   
Sod/Seed Watering Permit Application   
Solicitor Applications   

See also: 

Time Period Covered

Whether Commercial or Charitable, the registration is good only for the time period the solicitor indicates on the registration form.

Special Event Forms & Applications   
Special Needs Registry - Kane County   

The Kane County Special Needs Registry is a tool that allows the Office of Emergency Management and Health Department to be able to contact residents who may have special needs during an emergency. Use this form to sign up for the Kane County Special Needs Registry, or call the Kane County Office of Emergency Management at (630) 208-2051.

St. Charles 708 Mental Health Board Application 2024-2025   

2024-2025 Application due date is March 9, 2023 by 5:00pm. 

St. Charles ward map:



St. Charles Fire Department 2012-2016 Strategic Plan   
Stormwater Management Plan   
Stormwater Permit Form   
Submit Requests for Youth Project Funding - Apply to be a Student Consultant or Nominate a Youth for Our Youth Impact Award   

Funding Requests

Have an idea by kids for kids? The St. Charles Youth Commission wants to hear it. Funding is awarded to youth-designed and youth-driven projects directed toward the promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people in the community.

Sustainability Initiative Documents   
Total Compensation - City Administrator update   
Total Compensation Report    
Traffic Enforcement Request Form   
Treasurer's Report   
Vacation Check Request Form   

Vacation Check Request form (online)

Video Gaming Information   
Ward Maps   

ward map

Water Hardness Map   

The Water service area, in cooperation with the Engineering Division, maintains this water hardness map to help residents determine settings for new water softeners. The hardness is based on a generalization of hardness for the wells serving the various zones indicated below. Click on the map image to download a PDF map.

Water Quality Report   

The City of St. Charles is committed to providing a continuous supply of safe, reliable and economical water to its customers. Every year the City of St. Charles Water Division distributes a report that summarizes the quality of the City’s drinking water. We are pleased to report again this year that your tap water met all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water health standards.

West Side Water Reclamation Facility 2015 Plan Update    
Zoning Map   

Zoning, Subdivision & PUD Applications   


Sep 14, 2023

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