Description of the Building & Zoning Department
The Building & Zoning Department maintains the public safety and welfare of the City's physical structures and property by enforcing building construction codes, life-safety codes, property maintenance codes, accessibility codes, zoning codes, and conducting universal residential occupancy inspections. The Department is involved in all proceedings before, during, and after demolition. Also, the Department assigns address numbers for new construction.
The Building & Zoning Department is part of the Development & Housing Department. For more information on the Development & Housing Department, please click here.
NEW OCCUPANCY PERMIT POLICY-BUILDING & ZONING
February 1, 2015, the Department of Building & Zoning will no
longer conduct occupancy inspections of dwellings where the tenant
information is not yet known. All occupant information must be on the
form at the time the inspection is scheduled. Information for EVERYONE
who will reside in the dwelling is required.
For Adults (18 & Over): Full Name (First, Middle, Last), Date of Birth, State Issued Driver's License or ID Number
For Children: Full Name (First, Middle, Last) and Date of Birth.
There will be no exceptions!!
To view a copy of the City's Zoning Map, please click here.
Permits and Forms
The Department issues permits for building, demolition, electrical, plumbing, signage, occupancy, agent authorization, and restoration of services. To download applications for these permits, please click the appropriate icon on the right side of this page.
The Department issues citations for ordinance violations including weeds, junk, trash, derelict vehicles, property maintenance violations, exterior and interior violations, and similar violations. The Department sends citations to court and make court appearances.
Boards and Commissions
The Department handles the following Boards and Commissions:
City Plan Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals
Building Board of Appeals
Historic Preservation Commission
For more information on the previously mentioned Boards and Commissions, please click on the appropriate Board or Commission.
The Department also reviews plans for new construction and renovations.
101 E Third Street
Alton, IL 62002
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.