Our process is designed to promote and ensure public safety and community development through an extensive plan review process and inspection of the construction and alterations of buildings and structures, commercial and residential to regulate and maintain compliance with adopted building and technical code.
The Department is dedicated to providing the most up to date professional plan review, inspection and permitting process available. The Department ranks Class 4 of the ISO, Inc. Building Code Effectiveness Grading System (BCEGS). Our professional plan review process begins and ends at the same location, 785 Forest Parkway, a One-Stop Shop. Plans are routed to the various reviewing parties, i.e. Fire Services, Public Works, Planning, Building and Zoning, Whitley Engineers (for civil review) and Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. for technical code compliance review. Charles Abbott Associates also provide building inspections in behalf of the city.
An architectural design overlay district presently overlays other districts on the official zoning district map. The City of Forest Park Architectural Design Review Board (ADRB) is a five-member board which reviews all proposed residential and/or commercial new construction, development, exterior remodeling (other than maintenance), re-occupancy and/or demolition within the architectural design overlay district, including the Forest Park Main Street Overlay District and approves or disapproves any requests in accordance with design guidelines.
This process has been streamlined and designed not only for professional courtesy and ease of application, but also to take into account the need for a quick response. We realize how important your project is to you and certainly realize the economic development importance to the City of Forest Park as a whole. The City of Forest Park is a progressive community with a tremendous opportunity to grow and prosper and we welcome you as a partner to share in the success. Should you encounter any difficulties with our process or would like to discuss any particular aspect of our process, please contact the Director of the Department of Planning, Building and Zoning,
Click HERE for Building Permit Flow Chart.
Online Plan Review and Plan review Payment
Please access the following link and follow instructions for electronic plan submission and to make payments for plan review.