Adopted Building Code: 2006 International Building Code

Adopted 2008 Electrical Code

Adopted 2004 Plumbing Code

Adopted 2006 International Property Maintenance Code

The Planning and Development issues building permits for all structural improvements to buildings or properties within Watseka City limits. Most permits are isssued in 1 to 2 days.  PERMITS MUST BE ACQUIRED BEFORE THE PROJECTS BEGINS. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD WARRANT A STOP WORK ORDER TO BE POSTED ON PROJECT. Complicated projects such as new construction require up to 3 to 4 days for review prior to permit issuance. Be aware if you are in the floodplain special building procudures are required.

City Officials are not responsible for identifying your property lines. If in doubt have your property surveyed.  

Building permits are issued for a period of 6 months to 1 year. The building permit and inspection process enables City staff to review project compliance with locally adopted code and regulations.

The list below includes many common building projects for which a building permit is, or is not, required. If your project is not listed please contact the Building & Zoning official at the phone number listed above to see if a building permit is required.

Roofers in the CIty of Watseka must be licensed, bonded and insured and be able to show proof. All roofing in the City of Watseka requires a roofing permit.