Building Inspections

The Building Inspections Department is committed to providing highly professional service by ensuring commercial buildings and residential homes constructed, altered or maintained in the city meet adopted building codes.  The City of Pekin currently operates under the 2015 version of the Interational Building Codes.

The City has also contracted with SAFEbuilt to perform plan review and building inspection services. Since 1992, the company has brought a high level of customer service, technical tools, and a professional culture to communities across Illinois and the United States.

If you are starting a construction project, please contact SAFEbuilt staff at 309-282-0586 or  A pre-development meeting can foster mutual understanding of your plans and what will be required by the building code. Inspections can also be scheduled; any inspection requested before 4:00 p.m. will be completed the following business day. Initial comments on plan review will occur within 5 days for single family residential and up to 20 days for very large commercial projects. 

Staff Contact
Keith Miller (SAFEbuilt), Chief Building Official
Phone: 309-282-0586