The structural integrity of buildings and the safety of building occupants are paramount concerns of the Building Division. In overseeing building activity, this Division issues permits for residential and commercial new construction, alterations, remodeling, additions, renovations, temporary structures, decks, storage buildings, patios, fences, driveways, roofs, and some repairs and right-of-way construction. These permits are generally issued after approvals from the appropriate inspectors, planning, zoning, engineering, public works, Warrenville Fire Protection District, and DuPage County Health Department. The Division's inspectors conduct inspections throughout and at the end of construction, and upon successful completion of certain building projects the department issues certificates of occupancy. As required, the Division responds to a variety of general inquiries about building permits and provides ordinance interpretation, conducts initial review and acceptance of all permit applications and appeals, schedules and conducts inspections, registers electrical contractors, and issues new street addresses.
The Department's most important responsibility involves guiding and managing the development, construction, and use of property in a manner that maximizes the positive benefits for all of Warrenville, while at the same time minimizes the negative impacts on the use and enjoyment of individual properties. Recent history in Warrenville has shown that coordinated, quality, managed land use and development attracts additional private investment to the City, enhances the value of existing properties within it, and makes the City of Warrenville a more desirable place to live and conduct business.
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