Call for inspections as necessary: don’t proceed with additional work until completed work has been inspected. Do not call the Village Hall for inspections. Call Safebuilt directly at 1-815-255-9047 or scan and email to SouthernIL@safebuilt.com.
The village has contracted with Safebuilt to conduct building permit reviews and construction inspections. The Building Code is established to ensure public safety, health and welfare insofar as they are affected by building construction through structural strength, adequate means of ingress and egress, sanitary equipment, lights, ventilation, fire safety, and to secure safety to life and property.
The Peotone Building Department would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of several important sections of the Building Code:
Our goal is to eliminate blight, improve the appearance of business and residential areas and create a community where all those who live, work or visit can experience a sense of pride and well-being.
To protect the residential atmosphere of your neighborhood, as well as prevent unsafe and unsightly use of property. The Village of Peotone has adopted municipal codes to achieve the quality of life everyone wants to enjoy. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with some of the codes.
While citations may be issued for any violation of the Property Maintenance or Building Regulation Codes, the below violations historically tend to occur more often.
Tall Grass Violations- Avoid Expensive Mowing Invoices & Liens
Preventing tall grass and weeds during the growing season is a major code enforcement goal of the Village. Unkempt lawns undermine the appearance of our neighborhoods and typically account for the largest number of complaints received each year. Per ordinance, grass and weeds cannot exceed 6 inches. Violators will be issued and order to Remedy requiring the matter to be addressed within 7 days and/or up to the Code Enforcer or the Village Administrator. If the resident or business neglects to do so, they will be issued a ticket or with approval of the Village Administrator the Village will mow the property and an invoice will be sent. Unpaid invoices will result in a lien against the property.