Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Buildings and Permits

Mission Statement

ICC CertifiedWe provide effective ordinance and code administration and enforcement and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and businesses of Aurora. Additionally, we will continue to improve Aurora’s ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc. - and Building Code Effective Grading Schedule (BCEGS) score through departmental procedures, additional training, and certifications of staff. Improving this rating could decrease insurance rates paid for properties in Aurora.

Major Functions

Administration and enforcement of the Aurora Building Code, adopted model codes, and ordinances. Building and Permits staff works closely with permit applications, to obtain code compliant permit submittal documents, and with contractors, to build safe code compliant facilities.

Services Provided

Design development pre-review meetings

Design development pre-review meetings are provided to assist the design professional and the owner or tenant in understanding our ordinances and code requirements which pertain specifically to each project.

Plan reviews

Plan reviews are provided to ascertain if the proposed construction complies with ordinance and code requirements prior to commencement of construction.

Site inspection

Site inspections are provided to verify that construction, in place, complies with ordinances and code requirements.

Certificate of occupancy issuance

A certificate of occupancy issuance is provided to certify that, to the best of our knowledge, the construction is in compliance with the requirements of our ordinances and codes.

Development Services Team