Permitting is required during certain homeowner construction activities. Please see the City’s Permit webpage for when a permits are required Permits | Aurora, IL (aurora-il.org). Part of the permitting process is a review of increased impervious areas which can cause drainage issues to neighboring properties. There is also a City Ordinance requiring sump pump or downspouts to discharge a minimum of 10-fet from the property line. The homeowner may contact building and permits at (630) 256-3130 to check for permitted work and call Property Standards at (630) 256-3770 to submit a complaint about possible ordinance violations.