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Most external changes to a property except for planting require a permit. Internal permits are required if you are installing or changing electrical, plumbing and structural or when you open the walls (remove drywall or plaster), as well some other items. To see if your project requires a permit, contact the department at 815-741-5106.
Download either the commercial or residential building permit form from the applications tab on the home page, and fill it out completely. If you are doing external work, you must submit a plat of survey of the property indicating what you are doing with distances from property lines and existing structures. Most work also requires drawings with all existing and new construction clearly marked including measurements. If you have a homeowner’s association, you must submit a copy of their written approval. If you are a tenant, you must submit written permission from the property owner. For more specific information on your project, contact the department at 815-741-5106.
Yes, there is a fee of $100.00 for each failed inspection. This fee must be paid before a re-inspection can be scheduled. Currently we can only accept cash or check as payment.
Yes, if you have a burglar alarm in your home you are required to get a burglar alarm permit. The fee is $50.00 for the first year and $20.00 every year after. The permit fee is due January 31st of every year.
Yes, if you have a home business you must register the business with the Clerk’s Office. It is an annual fee of $25.00 and the fee is due January 31st of every year. No customer traffic is allowed with a home business.
The City of Crest Hill requires a minimum notification period of two business days to start and/or stop utility service. There are two ways you can start/ stop your utility service: •Call the Water Utility Department at 815-741-5104 •Visit the Water Utility Department office at 1610 Plainfield Road. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
The City of Crest Hill offers the following methods: •Online through the City’s secure website via credit card (MasterCard, Discover, Visa and American Express) •Sign up for automatic payment via bank account •Mail your check payment to City of Crest Hill, Water Department, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403 •In person at the Water Utility Office, 1610 Plainfield Road; Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. •Call the Water Utility Department at 815-741-5104
The utility service can be reconnected if your utility account balance has been paid in full (including penalties and reconnection fees) with cash, money order or credit card. Checks will NOT be accepted. Payments can be made in person at the Water Utility Office,1610 Plainfield Road. Please contact The Water Utility Department with any additional questions at 815-741-5104.
If you have a discrepancy on your bill, please notify the Water Utility Department staff prior to the next billing date by calling 815-741-5104 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Our staff will be happy to help resolve the situation accordingly.
You should run water from the outside faucet to check the pressure. If the pressure is low then check the screens at faucets and water softener filters. If necessary contact the City of Crest Hill during business hours. For additional information, contact the