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No Permits Will Be Issued In An Easement.

These examples below are meant as general guidelines and are subject to final approval by staff.

A permit is required prior to the installation of any sidewalk or driveway.  Certain subdivisions have covenants that are more restrictive than the City ordinances. The homeowner is responsible for obtaining HOA approval.  For HOAs on this list, bring a copy of the approval when applying for the permit.

Whenever a project requires digging please contact JULIE, in advance, at 800-892-0123 or online at http://illinois1call.com to mark underground utility lines.

Sidewalk Permit

What you need:

  1. Plat of survey (for new, replacement, and additions)
  2. Cost estimate
  3. Material to be used
  4. Measurements
  5. HOA approval (see HOA list here) 

Cost of permit:
   Public sidewalk: $6 for replacement, $19 for each 100 lineal feet of new sidewalk.
   Private sidewalk: $50 (for up to $8,000)

Important Information:

  1. Must remain at least 3 ft. from the property line
  2. Must consist of concrete or brick pavers.
  3. Must remain out of all easements.
  4. Public walks (city walks) may require approval from Public Works.

Driveway Permits

What you need:

  1. Plat of survey (for new, replacement, and additions)
  2. Cost estimate
  3. Material to be used
  4. Measurements
  5. HOA approval (see HOA list here) 
  6. Plan detailing installation such as thickness, fill depth and wire mesh.

Cost of Permit: $50 (for up to $8,000)

Important Information: 

  1. Driveways must remain at least 2.5 ft. from the property line. 
  2. Must consist of concrete, asphalt or brick pavers. (Gravel is not allowed).
  3. Must remain out of all easements.
  4. Concrete slab must be a minimum thickness of 4" with wire mesh; concrete in approaches or at sidewalks must be 6" with wire mesh.
  5. If driveway is shared owner must provide proof of shared easement written in the deed.
  6. Existing driveways may only be extended to the right of way from the residence. 
  7. The use of material other than concrete in the public right of way (approach) requires Public Works approval. 
  8. Maximum width of a residential driveway is 20' at the property line and 26' at the street.

Contact Information

Joliet City Hall is located at:
150 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, Il 60432

Building Division
(815) 724-4070

Zoning
(815) 724-4055
zoning@jolietcity.org