Building Departments in Joliet, Illinois

There are 2 Building Departments in Joliet, Illinois, serving a population of 148,172 people in an area of 64 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 74,086 people, and 1 Building Department per 31 square miles.

In Illinois, Joliet is ranked 153rd of 1547 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 152nd of 1547 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Joliet Building Departments

Find Joliet, Illinois building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Joliet City Zoning 150 West Jefferson Street Joliet, IL

Joliet Permits 150 West Jefferson Street Joliet, IL

About the Joliet Building Department

Building Departments in Joliet, IL are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Joliet DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Joliet, Illinois building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Joliet building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Joliet, IL zoning laws and requirements

Joliet Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Joliet Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Joliet Residential Housing Units
 JolietIllinois
Total Housing Units50,9885,347,268
Occupied Housing Units47,360 (92.9%)4,830,038 (90.3%)
Joliet Occupied Residential Buildings
 JolietIllinois
Single-Family Detached Homes33,756 (71.3%)2,912,384 (60.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,593 (9.7%)288,236 (6.0%)
2 Apartments2,289 (4.8%)248,181 (5.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,528 (3.2%)294,340 (6.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,150 (2.4%)299,097 (6.2%)
10 or More Apartments3,914 (8.3%)678,355 (14.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing130 (0.3%)109,445 (2.3%)
Joliet Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 JolietIllinois
2014 or Later409 (0.9%)33,656 (0.7%)
2010 to 2013279 (0.6%)66,478 (1.4%)
2000 to 200912,835 (27.1%)548,236 (11.4%)
1980 to 199910,583 (22.3%)992,290 (20.5%)
1960 to 19798,017 (16.9%)1,272,562 (26.3%)
1940 to 19597,535 (7,535.0%)919,590 (919,590.0%)
1939 or Earlier7,702 (16.3%)997,226 (20.6%)
Joliet Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 JolietIllinois
1 Room603 (1.3%)106,221 (2.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms30,992 (65.4%)3,134,650 (64.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms15,387 (32.5%)1,666,470 (34.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms17,193 (36.3%)1,471,423 (30.5%)
8 or More Rooms11,152 (23.5%)1,099,318 (22.8%)
Joliet Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 JolietIllinois
No Bedroom668 (1.4%)122,619 (2.5%)
1 Bedroom3,301 (7.0%)522,594 (10.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms30,992 (65.4%)3,134,650 (64.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms12,399 (26.2%)1,050,175 (21.7%)
Joliet Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 JolietIllinois
With Complete Plumbing Facilities47,262 (99.8%)4,816,603 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities47,066 (99.4%)4,794,163 (99.3%)