Forms, Permits and Records


Applying for a Building Permit

Payment for permit submittal fees must be attached to all permit applications submitted.  We are unable to process permits online.

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.

Forms of payment accepted:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards accepted for in-person payments only—not accepted for drop-box transactions or online
Driveway, Right-Of-Way, or Street Cut Permit   

Design Requirements

Please refer to the City of St. Charles Engineering Design and Inspection Policy Manual and Details for construction and design requirements.

General Applications   
Permits: Residential   

Application forms for residential permits.

Permits: Business Permits   
Permits: Commercial or Industrial   
Police Alarm Permit Application & Notice   
Sod/Seed Watering Permit Application   
Stormwater Permit Form   
Apr 19, 2023
Automatic Utility Bill Payment Application Form
Block Party Application
Collective Bargaining Agreements

The following are the current agreements between the City of St. Charles and the representative five labor unions.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Documents
Persons with Disabilities Parking Application
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...

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