Building Permits & Inspections

The Building & Zoning department will be operating at a reduced capacity until further notice. Please contact us via phone or email before coming to the office.

Only emergency electrical, plumbing, and private sewage permits will be accepted at the administration building at this time. All permits, including building permits, can be submitted via email

Permits can be paid for by credit card over the phone or by mail-in check.
Thank you for your continued patience during this time.

Phone: (618)296-4468

Building codes are necessary to ensure the safe construction and occupancy of buildings. Prior to commencing construction, a contractor is required to apply for a building permit and submit plans of the proposed project.

Once the plans have been reviewed and a permit has been issued, the contractor may start construction. A building inspector will check progress at selected milestones to ensure that all codes are adequately met.

The Building & Zoning Department administers the International Building Code for construction in the unincorporated areas of Madison County. The following codes have been adopted:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2005 National Electrical Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code

Click here for the Building Information Booklet

Jeff Ruyle
Lead Building Inspector
Phone: (618)296-4664
157 N. Main Street, Suite 254 
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Jeff Walker
Building Inspector
Phone: (618)296-4668
157 N. Main Street, Suite 254
Edwardsville, IL 62025