Anyone doing work on a building needs to register with us as a contractor. This applies to licensed contractors as well as if you are a homeowner doing the work yourself. Building permits cannot be issued if the person doing the work is not registered. Learn more about registering as a contractor.
FAQ Topic: Permits & licensing
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.
Temporary handicapped placards are available from Effingham Police Department at no cost.
Yes. A license from the Effingham Police Department is required to do business as an itinerant merchant, solicitor or peddler in the City of Effingham. The only exception to this is a merchant who offers produce which they have grown themselves. Learn more and apply for a permit.
If your organization wants to host a fundraiser at certain intersections in Effingham, you need to get a permit before your event. Download an application packet and contact Jane Kemper.
Yes. You are required to get a mobile food establishment permit from the fire department.
You can drive golf carts on certain streets in Effingham, but you need to apply for a golf cart permit through the Effingham Police Department.
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.
Effingham offers several types of liquor licenses, including for outdoor patios, events, and delivery. Before you apply for a license, you’ll need to interview with the Local Liquor Control Commission. Learn about liquor licenses and how to apply.
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.