Code Enforcement

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          The department of Code Enforcement is responsible for the sale and rental inspections of all residential and commercial properties in Chicago Heights. The department reviews, approves and issues building permit applications and drawing of all new or continuing construction taken place within the city limits.
 Inspections ensures life safety from fire and other hazards in residential and commercial construction through plan review, permits, inspections, and contractor registration according to minimum requirements of adopted codes, ordinances, and State laws.
Code Enforcement also assist businesses or organizations selling and/or serving food to the general public. Such businesses are required to be licensed and inspected to protect public health.

Property Codes


Code Enforcement Adheres to the Following Property Codes:
  • 2012 International Code Council Property Maintenance Code
  • 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
  • 2008 National Electric Code
  • 2000 National Fuel and Tax Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • City Ordinance and Zoning Codes
Codes may be located on the web.