The City of Belvidere Building Department is responsible for permitting and inspecting all residential, commercial and industrial construction within the City of Belvidere. This includes all new construction as well as additions and rehabilitations. Additionally, the Building Department is the primary compliance arm for the City’s Zoning Code and Property Maintenance Code.
Any time any new construction, addition, rehabilitation or a new use is contemplated for a structure, please contact the Building Department to ensure all necessary permits are obtained and to ensure that the property is properly zoned for the intended use.
NEW BUILDING CODES ADOPTED
STATE LAW REQUIRES CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM DETECTORS
The “Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act” is a state law that went into effect on January 1, 2007. It requires all residences (single family & multi-family dwelling units) to have carbon monoxide detectors installed. The law applies to both new and existing properties with few exceptions. Carbon monoxide detectors need to be installed within 15 feet of each bedroom and may be DC battery, AC plug-in with battery back up, or AC hard wired with battery back up.
When in doubt, call the Building Department
Please call the Public Works Department at 544-9256 if you have any questions. Their office is located at 401 Whitney Boulevard, Suite 200 and is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.