Building & Zoning


The City’s Community Development Department is reviewing permits and development applications. Starting the week of May 4, the City’s Building Division has expanded its hours of operation and also is introducing remote virtual inspections for some projects. Please review the department’s submission requirements. Questions can be directed to the City’s Building Division at 630-262-0280.


The City of Geneva's Building and Zoning Division is responsible for issuing building permits for all types of new construction projects, as well as certain required remodeling and maintenance projects.

The City reviews the applications, construction plans and plats of survey to ensure compliance with local, state and national standards as recognized by the adopted codes. City staff also inspects the construction work and provides technical assistance to residents and contractors.


Eric Nelson
Building Commissioner
630-262-0282 Email
Brian Byrne Building Inspector
630-262-0285 Email
Jim Forni
Code Enforcement Officer
630-262-0284 Email
Christine Reith
Permit Technician
630-262-0280 Email
Lauri Johnson
Permit Technician
630-262-0280 Email