Winnebago County
Watch County Board Meetings Online - Starting on 3/10/16, you will now be able to watch the County Board meetings live online. MORE >

LZ Peace Memorial - The LZ Peace Memorial is a place of honor for those veterans who served our country, in war and in peace. This memorial stands as a testimony to those soldiers from Winnebago County who made the ultimate sacrifice at a time of great conflict. We’re located at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, in Rockford, Illinois. MORE >

Phantom Regiment - The Phantom Regiment is a youth organization dedicated to the development of self-esteem and self-reliance. MORE >

Windsor Lake - Paddle and Trail and the Rockford Park District are looking to make Windsor Lake a year-round facility and would like your input on winter recreational activities! MORE >

Fair Housing - The Fair Housing Project at Prairie State Legal Services investigates possible housing discrimination, assists clients to resolve fair housing disputes with housing providers and conducts community legal education on fair housing rights and responsibilities. MORE >



The Building Department's mission for all Winnebago County residents is to insure your health, safety and welfare in buildings you live in, work in and visit everyday.


As of April 1st, 2016 Winnebago County Building Department follows the below listed Codes...

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2014 National Electric Code
  • 2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code 


Contact Us:
Winnebago County Building Department*
404 Elm Street, Room 403
Rockford, IL  61101
(*located within the Regional Planning and Economic Development Department.)
Phone:  815-319-4350
Fax:  815-319-4351

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
**Permits issued from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.**



Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444

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