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Garbage/Recycling Delay

     Republic Waste Services announced that effective tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, garbage and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day. The City and Republic Waste Services apologize for the inconvenience. The delay is due to COVID related labor challenges. Pickups scheduled for Wednesday will be picked up on Thursday. Pickups scheduled for Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Pickups scheduled for Friday will be picked up on Saturday.

Building Inspector
Tyler Dobrich
1901 4th Street, Peru, IL 61354
Email: tdobrich@peru.il.us

Phone: (815) 223-1148
Fax: (815) 223-9381

Welcome to the City of Peru Building and Zoning Department. The Building and Zoning Department is responsible for all phases of construction, permitting and inspections within the City. The Department reviews plans, issues permits and conducts field inspections for all construction projects ranging from a backyard shed to commercial projects. The review of building plans, issuance of permits and conducting inspections are all done in an effort to protect health, safety and general welfare of City residents.


COVID-19 Response: City of Peru Engineering & Zoning Department


All contractors, residental/commerical must be registered to work within the City of Peru.

The City has adopted and enforces the following National Codes:

  • International Building Code (IBC) – 2018 Edition
  • International Residential Code for One-and two-Family Dwellings (IRC) – 2018 Edition
  • International Fire Code (IFC) – 2018 Edition
  • International Plumbing Code (IPC) – 2018 Edition: (For roof drainage and section 403.3.2)
  • International Mechanical Code (IMC) – 2018 Edition
  • International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) – 2018 Edition
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) – 2018 Edition
  • International Existing Building Code (IEBC) – 2018 Edition
  • International Property maintenance Code (IPMC) – 2018 Edition
  • National Electrical Code (NEC) – 2017 Edition – NFPA 70
  • State of Illinois Plumbing Code – 2014 Edition – Title 77 Part 890
  • Illinois Energy Conservation Code – 2015 Edition – Title 71 Part 600
  • Illinois Accessibility Code – 1997 Edition – Title 71 Part 400
  • Illinois Radon Resistant Construction Act – 2013 Edition – 420 ILCS 52
  • Illinois Elevator Safety Act – 2007 Edition – Title 41 Part 1000
  • Illinois Smoke Detector Act – 1987 Edition – 425 ILCS 60
  • Illinois Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act – 2007 Edition – 425 ILCS 135

In an effort to ensure quality standards above and beyond those in the model codes, the City has also amended by ordinance, certain sections in each of these codes. See Chapter 22 Building Codes