You can find a list of the construction rules and regulations enforced by the City of Effingham including building codes, fire codes, life safety codes, setbacks, and more.
FAQ Topic: Building permits
We will inspect your project as work progresses to make sure everything is safe and meets codes and regulations. Even if you don’t need a permit, you will probably need an inspection at some point. You can request an inspection by phone. Please call us 48 hours before you want an inspection. Schedule an inspection.
You need a sign permit if you are: Installing a new, permanent sign Changing the face of a sign Enlarging a sign Moving or changing the location of a sign Replacing an existing sign Learn about sign permits and how to apply.
Most construction projects, remodels, and renovations require building permits so we can make sure the work is done safely. Learn about building and construction permits. Some projects don’t require a permit, but you still need to follow all building codes and regulations.
We offer 2 types of building permits: Over-the-counter permits: simple permits you can usually get the same day. Permits that require plans and review: permits for larger or more complicated projects. Some projects don’t require a permit, but you still need to follow all building codes and regulations. Apply for a building permit.