Permits & Fees

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In 2018, the City Council adopted a Schedule of Fees, including fees for permits and licenses. Below is a list of the most commonly-used permits and licenses that are administered by Public Works. However, additional permits and licenses may be required. Click here to view the entire Schedule of Fees. For more information on permits, or to obtain one of the below permits, please call 309-434-2225 or visit our office at 115 E. Washington St., Room 301, Bloomington, Illinois.

Streets, Sidewalks, and Other Public Ways

Permit Type  Fee  City Code
Public Sidewalk Construction Permit $40 38-47(b)
Public Sidewalk Construction Permit (Construction Prior to Permit Issuance) $70 38-47(b)
Street Closure Permit (Obstruct Sidewalk, Parkway, and/or Parking Lane) (Up to 2 weeks) $40 38-78(a)(2)
Street Closure Permit (Obstruct Sidewalk, Parkway, and/or Parking Lane) (Up to 1 month)
$70 38-78(a)(2)
Street Closure Permit (Obstruct Traffic Lane) $10/day 38-78(b)(2)
Street Closure Permit (Obstruct Traffic Lane) (Obstruction Prior to Permit Issuance) $20/day 38-78(b)(2)
Excavation Permit (No cut of curbing or pavement) $40 38-87(b)
Excavation Permit (with cut of curbing or pavement) $40 + deposit 38-87(b)
Excavation Permit Water Main Deposit (with cut of curbing or pavement) $100 38-87(b)
Excavation Permit Sewer Main Deposit (with cut of curbing or pavement) $200 38-87(b)
Excavation Permit (Excavation Prior to Permit Issuance) $80 38-87(b)
Driveway Approach Permit (Curb Cuts) $40 38-123(c)
Driveway Approach Permit (Curb Cuts) (Construction Prior to Permit Issuance) $80 38-123(c)
Erosion and Sediment Control (Less than 1 acre) $65  24-6.3.4(b)
Erosion and Sediment Control (Greater than 1 acres, but less than or equal to 50 acres) See Schedule of Fees 38-87(b)
Erosion and Sediment Control (Greater than 50 acres) See Schedule of Fees 38-87(b)

Oversize/Overweight Movements Permit
These permits allow the operation of vehicles or loads that exceed the legal maximum weight or size. These permits are valid only for those streets under City of Bloomington jurisdiction. These fees will also increase on November 1, 2018. A document with these fees will be available prior to November 1, 2018.

Building Permits
For permits that cover items such as new buildings, additions, and major renovations please click here.

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