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)
$30.00
Structures larger than 350 square feet
(including additions to existing structures)
$50.00
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
$15.00
Ponds
(Including Detention, Retention or Recreation.)
$100.00
All Other Permits
(i.e. signs, in ground or above ground pools, etc.)
$50.00