City of Peru, Illinois  61354

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Building and Zoning

Building Inspector
Tyler Dobrich
1901 4th Street, Peru, IL 61354

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

The City of Peru Building and Zoning office is ready to help when you have a project to complete.  Whether you are a homeowner or a contractor when questions arise you can call our office. 

Building Permit Information

If you are considering improvements to your home or property, you should know that virtually every enhancement requires a building permit.  Please contact the Building and Zoning office as to whether a permit is required.  Building permits are required for most types of home improvements including new installation or replacement of the following:

  • New Home or Commercial Building
  • Demolition of Buildings
  • Signs
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Pools (above ground, in-ground and storable pools)
  • All Sheds
  • Garages
  • Room Additions
  • Driveways

All Vacant Properties must be registered within the City of Peru. You can read the  default Vacant Property Ordianance (552 KB)  for details and then fill out  default Vacant Property Registration Form (68 KB)  and submit back to the City of Peru Building and Zoning office.

Permits can be applied for at our offices between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Click here for a default Building Permit Application (105 KB)  or they are available at the Peru Municipal Building.

All Contractors must be registered within the City of Peru. You must fill out the Contractor' Registration Application  and return to the Clerks Office.

pdf Contractor Registration Form (132 KB)

default Zoning Map (643 KB)

default Zoning Variance Application (73 KB)

default Administrative Variance Form (116 KB)

Zoning Ordinance Complete 2014

default Subdivision Ordinance (195 KB)