Building Department

Welcome to the Village of New Lenox Building Department. The Building Department is a division of Community Development and is responsible for all phases of construction, permitting and inspections within the Village. The Department reviews plans, issues permits and conducts field inspections for all construction projects ranging from a backyard shed to commercial projects and medical facilities. The review of building plans, issuance of permits and conducting inspections are all done in an effort to protect health, safety and general welfare of the Village residents.

The Village has adopted and enforces the following National and State Codes (effective until August 31st)

  • International Building Code – 2012
  • International Mechanical Code – 2012
  • International Residential Code – 2012
  • National Electrical Code – 2011
  • IDOT Specifications
  • Village of New Lenox Municipal Code
  • Illinois State Plumbing Code – 2014
  • Illinois Accessibility Code – 2018
  • International Property Maintenance Code – 2012
  • International Fuel Gas Code – 2012
  • International Fire Code – 2012
  • International Energy Conservation Code – 2015 with Illinois Ammendments


The Village of New Lenox recently adopted the 2018 editions of the International Building Code. As of September 1, 2019 the Village of New Lenox will be implementing and enforcing the new building codes as follows:

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Illinois Accessibility Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code with State of Illinois Amendments (Effective July 1, 2019)
    •  Amendments to 2018 Illinois Energy Code

The Village has also amended certain sections in each of these codes. The amendments are available at the Village Hall.

In an effort to ensure quality standards above and beyond those in the model codes, the Village has also amended by ordinance, certain sections in each of these codes. To keep pace with new materials and improved technology, building codes are routinely amended and any proposed amendments are posted on the Capital Development Board website prior to adoption. The amendments and current ordinances are available at the Village Hall. The entire Village Code in available at Municode. 


Contact Information

Robin Ellis

Asst. Village Admin/ Community Development Director

Warren Rendleman

Chief Building Inspector



Candy Paben

Senior Administrative Assistant






Contact Us
Village of New Lenox
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Phone: (815) 462-6400
Village Hall Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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