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Building Permits

Most minor repairs do not require a building permit but, many projects may only be performed after securing a building permit. All work will need to be inspected to ensure compliance with the city’s building codes and ordinances.

Permit Process

The process begins with submitting a completed application. Applications may be completed and submitted online or by downloading an application and submitting it by email to kevin.gatewood@mtvernon or delivering it in person to the Engineering and Inspections Office inside City Hall. Two printed plans must be submitted with the application. Please review the different requirements for residential and commercial projects. 

Once a completed application is submitted it will be reviewed by the Engineering and Inspections Department, the Planning and Zoning Committee and the city council. If the application is approved, a building permit will be issued.

What do I Need a Building Permit for?

Many common projects require a building permit including:

  • Carports
  • Garages
  • Pools
  • Storage Buildings
  • New House
  • Porch and Decks over 30" in height or if it will have a roof
  • Mobile Homes
  • New Commercial Construction

Please note, this is not a complete list. If you have any questions about what requires a building permit contact the Engineering and Inspections Office.

Building Permit Fees

Building permit fees are based on the cost of the project, please see below for pricing information. Remember, other fees may apply to your project.  

Project Cost $1,000-$10,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$1,000.00

$7.50

$2,000.00

$10.00

$3,000.00

$12.50

$4,000.00

$15.00

$5,000.00

$17.50

$6,000.00

$20.00

$7,000.00

$22.50

$8,000.00

$25.00

$9,000.00

$27.50

$10,000.00

$30.00

 

Project Cost $11,000-$20,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$11,000.00

$32.50

$12,000.00

$35.00

$13,000.00

$37.50

$14,000.00

$40.00

$15,000.00

$42.50

$16,000.00

$45.00

$17,000.00

$47.50

$18,000.00

$50.00

$19,000.00

$52.50

$20,000.00

$55.00

 

Project Cost $21,000-$30,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$21,000.00

$57.50

$22,000.00

$60.00

$23,000.00

$62.50

$24,000.00

$65.00

$25,000.00

$67.50

$26,000.00

$70.00

$27,000.00

$72.50

$28,000.00

$75.00

$29,000.00

$77.50

$30,000.00

$80.00

 

Project Cost $31,000-$40,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$31,000.00

$82.50

$32,000.00

$85.00

$33,000.00

$87.50

$34,000.00

$90.00

$35,000.00

$92.50

$36,000.00

$95.00

$37,000.00

$97.50

$38,000.00

$100.00

$39,000.00

$102.50

$40,000.00

$105.00

 

Project Cost $41,000-$50,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$41,000.00

$107.50

$42,000.00

$110.00

$43,000.00

$112.50

$44,000.00

$115.00

$45,000.00

$117.50

$46,000.00

$120.00

$47,000.00

$122.50

$48,000.00

$125.00

$49,000.00

$127.50

$50,000.00

$130.00

 

Project Cost $51,000-$60,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$51,000.00

$132.50

$52,000.00

$135.00

$53,000.00

$137.50

$54,000.00

$140.00

$55,000.00

$142.50

$56,000.00

$145.00

$57,000.00

$147.50

$58,000.00

$150.00

$59,000.00

$152.50

$60,000.00

$155.00

 

Project Cost $61,000-$70,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$61,000.00

$157.50

$62,000.00

$160.00

$63,000.00

$162.50

$64,000.00

$165.00

$65,000.00

$167.50

$66,000.00

$170.00

$67,000.00

$172.50

$68,000.00

$175.00

$69,000.00

$177.50

$70,000.00

$180.00

 

Project Cost $71,000-$80,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$71,000.00

$182.50

$72,000.00

$185.00

$73,000.00

$187.50

$74,000.00

$190.00

$75,000.00

$192.50

$76,000.00

$195.00

$77,000.00

$197.50

$78,000.00

$200.00

$79,000.00

$202.50

$80,000.00

$205.00

 

Project Cost $81,000-$90,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$81,000.00

$207.50

$82,000.00

$210.00

$83,000.00

$212.50

$84,000.00

$215.00

$85,000.00

$217.50

$86,000.00

$220.00

$87,000.00

$222.50

$88,000.00

$225.00

$89,000.00

$227.50

$90,000.00

$230.00

 

Project Cost $91,000-$100,000
Project Cost Permit Fee

$91,000.00

$232.50

$92,000.00

$235.00

$93,000.00

$237.50

$94,000.00

$240.00

$95,000.00

$242.50

$96,000.00

$245.00

$97,000.00

$247.50

$98,000.00

$250.00

$99,000.00

$252.50

$100,000.00

$255.00

 

Project Cost $101,000 +
Project Cost Permit Fee
$101,000.00 - $500,000.00 $2.50 per $1,000.00
Over $500,000.00 $1.50 per $1,000.00

 

Contact Information

Engineering and Inspections Administration
1100 Main Street
Mount Vernon IL 62864

Phone (618) 242 - 6830

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Brad Ruble
City Engineer
Email: brad.ruble@mtvernon.com

Kevin Gatewood
Building Inspector
Email: kevin.gatewood@mtvernon.com

 

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