Improvement Location Permit Information

Improvement Location Permits

DeKalb County issues Improvement Location Permits (ILP) in the County as well as within the following incorporated jurisdictions:

Corunna & Spencerville

Exemptions - An Improvement Location Permit is not needed for the following items:

  • Ground Level Patios
  • Painting
  • Paneling or New Siding
  • Gutter and Downspout Replacement
  • Insulation
  • Window or Door Replacement of a like size
  • Storm Windows or Storm Doors
  • Roofing Replacement
  • Chimney Replacement
  • Cosmetic or Aesthetic Improvements
  • Fence less than or equal to 4' 6" tall
  • Chain-Link or Wire Fences (that do NOT provide a visual barrier)
  • Sidewalk or Driveway

Fee Schedule

Structures 350 square feet or less
(including additions to existing structures).............$30.00

Structures larger than 350 square feet
(including additions to existing structures).............$50.00

Commercial Structures
($.02 per square foot)..............Min $75.00 / Max $250.00

Industrial Structures
($.02 per square foot)............Min $100.00 / Max $500.00

Fence/Retaining Wall......................................$15.00

Ponds
(Including Detention, Retention or Recreation)....$100.00

All Other Permits
(i.e. signs, pools, etc.)............................................$50.00

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