Building and Zoning Department

232 Church Street
East Alton, Illinois 62024
fax: (618) 259-2095


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday excluding holidays

The Code Enforcement Officer and Property Maintenance Inspector are usually in the office until around 8:30 AM. We recommend making an appointment should you need to meet either of them in the office. Inspection schedules change daily and both are out of the office working in the field throughout the day.

Construction, electrical and occupancy inspections must be scheduled at least one business day in advance.

Activities of the Building and Zoning Department / Code Enforcement Officer
• To provide assistance to developers, contractors, and property owners on zoning and building requirements and methods
• To review plans for construction and renovation work and issue required permits
• To ensure that construction and remodeling of facilities are in compliance with various ICC, State and local codes and ordinances which includes inspection of all building construction
• Upgrade or eliminate substandard structures and preserve existing structures from deterioration through enforcement of the Village's zoning, building, and property maintenance codes
• Assign address numbers for new construction
• Issue notices of abatement and send citation to court for the following
    • Weeds, junk, trash, interior and exterior property maintenance violations, etc.
• Make court appearances
• Work with the Zoning Board of Appeals, Building Code Board of Appeals and Planning Commission
Building Codes
• International Building Code - 2003
• International Residential Code - 2003
• International Fire Code - 2003
• ICC Electrical Code/2003 - NEC/2002
• International Mechanical Code - 2003
• International Fuel Gas Code - 2003
• International Property Maintenance Code - 2003
• International Energy Conservation Code - 2009
• Illinois State Plumbing Code - Feb 2004
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