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Apply for a utility permit

A utility permit allows you to add new or improve your utility facilities.

Before you start

Make sure this is the correct type of utility permit you need. If you are doing maintenance and repair, you may need a blanket utility permit instead.

Review all the terms and requirements in the utility permit application.

What to do

  1. Prepare a description of the work and gather any plans related to the project.
  2. Gather proof of insurance with the City of Effingham named as the certificate holder.
  3. Download and complete the forms in the utility permit application.
  4. Complete one (1) of the following ways to bond or insure the project:
  5. Submit your application and the required materials by mail or in-person at the Public Works office in City Hall.
    • Mail: City of Effingham, attention Public Works, P.O. Box 648, Effingham, IL 62401
    • In-person: Public Works, 201 East Jefferson Avenue
  6. Pay the $1,500 permit fee.

What's next

We will contact you and let you know if your application is complete or missing information.

Get help

Greg Koester
City Planner

(217) 342-5300
extension 5348
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