Building Departments in Plainfield, Illinois

There are 2 Building Departments in Plainfield, Illinois, serving a population of 41,978 people in an area of 24 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 20,989 people, and 1 Building Department per 11 square miles.

In Illinois, Plainfield is ranked 95th of 1547 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 121st of 1547 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Plainfield Building Departments

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

Plainfield Building Department 24401 West Lockport Street Plainfield, IL

Plainfield Planning and Zoning Department 24401 West Lockport Street Plainfield, IL

About the Plainfield Building Department

Building Departments in Plainfield, 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 Plainfield 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:
  • Plainfield, Illinois building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Plainfield building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Plainfield, IL zoning laws and requirements

Plainfield Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Plainfield 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.

Plainfield Residential Housing Units
 PlainfieldIllinois
Total Housing Units12,7575,347,268
Occupied Housing Units12,521 (98.2%)4,830,038 (90.3%)
Plainfield Occupied Residential Buildings
 PlainfieldIllinois
Single-Family Detached Homes10,191 (81.4%)2,912,384 (60.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,593 (12.7%)288,236 (6.0%)
2 Apartments44 (0.4%)248,181 (5.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments156 (1.2%)294,340 (6.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments158 (1.3%)299,097 (6.2%)
10 or More Apartments379 (3.0%)678,355 (14.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing-109,445 (2.3%)
Plainfield Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
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2014 or Later185 (1.5%)33,656 (0.7%)
2010 to 2013424 (3.4%)66,478 (1.4%)
2000 to 20098,059 (64.4%)548,236 (11.4%)
1980 to 19992,959 (23.6%)992,290 (20.5%)
1960 to 1979447 (3.6%)1,272,562 (26.3%)
1940 to 1959204 (204.0%)919,590 (919,590.0%)
1939 or Earlier243 (1.9%)997,226 (20.6%)
Plainfield Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
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1 Room168 (1.3%)106,221 (2.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms4,161 (33.2%)3,134,650 (64.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms1,427 (11.4%)1,666,470 (34.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms2,821 (22.5%)1,471,423 (30.5%)
8 or More Rooms7,808 (62.4%)1,099,318 (22.8%)
Plainfield Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
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No Bedroom168 (1.3%)122,619 (2.5%)
1 Bedroom286 (2.3%)522,594 (10.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms4,161 (33.2%)3,134,650 (64.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms7,906 (63.1%)1,050,175 (21.7%)
Plainfield Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 PlainfieldIllinois
With Complete Plumbing Facilities12,521 (100.0%)4,816,603 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities12,414 (99.1%)4,794,163 (99.3%)