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:

  • Ground Level Patios (make sure there is no intent to build a structure on or over)
  • 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
  • Sidewalk
  • Driveway (does require a permit from the Highway Dept.)

Fee Schedule (Simplified -Visit or call for all fees or additional information)

Structures 350 square feet or less
(including additions to existing structures)
Structures larger than 350 square feet
(including additions to existing structures)
Commercial Structures
$.02 per square foot.  Minimum $75.00 fee / Maximum $250.00 fee
Industrial Structures
$.02 per square foot.  Minimum $100.00 fee / Maximum $500.00 fee
Fence/Retaining Wall
(Including Detention, Retention or Recreation.)
All Other Permits
(i.e. signs, in ground or above ground pools, etc.)