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ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ADDITIONS REQUIRE BUILDING PERMITS

If you are changing your roof line or adding an accessory building to your property you are required to apply for a building permit.

Any indoor remodeling or updates do not require permits at this time. Staunton's building permit requirements extend 1-1/2 miles outside the city limits.

 

Building Permit Application

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Zoning Code

 

Zoning FAQ

ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ADDITIONS REQUIRE BUILDING PERMITS

If you are changing your roof line or adding an accessory building to your property you are required to apply for a building permit.

 

Any indoor remodeling or updates do not require permits at this time.

 

Zoning extends 1-1/2 miles outside city limits.

Fences

No permit is required for fences, however there are certain guidelines:

 

40-4 3 FENCES, WALLS.
(A) No barbed wire or electrically charged fence, and no sharp pointed fence less than eight (8) feet high, shall be erected or maintained anywhere in this municipality.
(B) No fence, wall, or other obstruction shall be erected within any public right of way without the written approval of the Zoning Administrator.
(C) No fence, wall or other obstruction shall be erected in violation of the Illinois Drainage Code (Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 70, Sections 605/2 1 through 605/2 13).
(D) Every fence, wall or other obstruction shall conform to the special height restrictions applicable in areas near intersections. (See Section 40-3 11(B).) No fence, wall or other obstructions in any required front yard area shall exceed four (4) feet in height or in any required rear or side yard exceed eight (8) feet in height.

 

40-3 11 EXCEPTIONS TO HEIGHT LIMITS

(B) Intersections. On corner lots, in the triangular portion of land bounded by the street lines that are thirty (30) feet from the point of intersection, no obstruction, whether natural or man made, shall intrude into the air space that is between two (2) and ten (10) feet above the level of the adjacent street. (See Sketch at end of Code.)

 

Sketch - Figure 1

Swimming Pools

40-4-10 SWIMMING POOLS.

Every swimming pool, whether public or private, shall be enclosed by a wall or fence at least four (4) feet in height and must have a gate that shall be locked when the pool is not in use. An above the ground pool, four (4) feet or higher, need not have a fence with a gate, so long as the ladder is removed when not in use.

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