The City of Olney employs a full-time Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector. Dallas Colwell has been serving as City Code Enforcement Officer/ Building Inspector for the City of Olney since 2019.
Building permits are required for any structural work if the roof or foundation lines are changed. Demolition permits are required when any structure is torn down. Permits can be obtained at City Hall, 300 S. Whittle, Olney, IL 62450. Four to five working days are needed to have a permit approved.
The City Council adopted in September 2020 the 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Residential Code, 2018 International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, 2018 International Existing Building Code, 2018 International Fire Code & 2018 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2018 International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 International Mechanical Code, 2017 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code; 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code.
The Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Control Ordinance are used to regulate building and developments inside City limits and contiguous territory within one and one-half miles of the corporate limits.
The Code Enforcement Officer is also the Enterprise Zone Administrator. The Illinois Enterprise Zone Program is designed to stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization in economically depressed areas. This is accomplished through state and local tax incentives, regulatory relief, and improved government services.