You are here


Thinking of Remodeling?

If you’ re planning a home remodeling project, a building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications.

Your home is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with adopted codes, the value of your investment could be reduced. If you decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, you may be required to remove the alteration/addition, leave it unoccupied or perform costly repairs.

Available Property

Are you seeking to open a business or purchase/lease commercial property in St. Charles? A comprehensive and interactive database of available sites is available and updated daily.  Potential locations can be searched for by address, square footage, and use type.  

Building and Related Codes

The purpose of building codes is to see that the buildings we live and work in are reasonably safe from fire, safety and health hazards and that they provide adequate light, air, and basic facilities such as sanitation and heat. Codes also provide for equal accessibility for disabled persons.