Building and Inspections

The Village of Milan Building and Inspections Division is responsible for the code enforcement on all new construction and remodeling in the areas of building structure, heating and mechanical, plumbing and electrical. The division also supports several code boards in the development of new requirements and the licensing of contractors in the various fields.

Below are the currently adopted codes:

NOTE: Code Dates are currently being reviewed / revised:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Resident Code
  • 2012 International Mechanic Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code, 2004 Illinois State Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2012 International Wildland - Interface Code
  • 1997 Illinois Accessibility Code
  • 2011 National Electric Code

The Permit Process
Once your drawing(s), specifications, and permit application have been reviewed and approved, you will be issued a building permit. The review process can take some time, so submit your application and plans as soon as possible before you plan to begin work. The Village of Milan attempts to review all plans within fifteen (15) days of receipt. Once you receive the permit, you may begin construction of a building project in accordance with the plans that you submitted.

The best way to find out if you need a permit is to call the Village of Milan Building Inspector at 309-787-8527. Discuss your plans with any of our inspectors when you begin planning your project to determine whether you need a permit.

Permits are required for the following:

  • New buildings
  • Additions (bedrooms, bathroom, family rooms, etc.)
  • Residential work (decks, garages, fireplaces, pools, water heaters, etc.)
  • Renovations (garage conversions, basement finishing, kitchen expansions, re-roofing, etc.)
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems)

Staff Contacts

Plumbing Inspector
(309) 787-8697
Building Inspector/ADA Coordinator
(309) 787-8527