Codes & Inspections

Code & Inspections

The Code Enforcement Office is responsible for ensuring new construction meets all applicable City Codes and regulations. This involves inspecting work in progress in the field for conformity with approved plans and the following codes: Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fire plus any additional codes as necessary given the nature of the property and its uses. Safety is the primary function of the inspectors. New construction is typically checked several times during various phases of construction to ensure construction is proceeding according to Code. In addition, inspectors ensure the City’s site management requirements are met.

Need to know if your work requires an inspection? Contact City Hall.

Who schedules an inspection? The person that originally applied for the permit, whether it be the homeowner or the contractor is responsible for scheduling an inspection. You may schedule an inspection by Contacting City Hall.


The following downloads will familiarize you with some of the City building permit requirements and procedures. The permits are available for you to complete and return to City Hall.


Planning and Zoning

The Code Enforcement Office is responsible for administering all planning and zoning related matters for the City.

Department Responsibilities:

  • Administer the Zoning Ordinance
  • Receives applications and issues permits
  • Assists the Planning Commission on all related matters
  • Maintains copy of the Zoning Map (see below)


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Paris, IL 61944

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