Fifth Street Road Project

The City of Lincoln, State of Illinois, and County of Logan have partnered to redevelop Fifth Street Road west of Lincoln Parkway (Old Route 66) to the Interstate overpass. Not only will this improve the roadway itself, but was to correct water drainage along the roadway itself from neighboring developments.


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Zoning information for residents living in the City of Lincoln.


Building Permits are required for construction of all structures in the City, including:

  • New construction
  • Building additions
  • Alterations to structures
  • Roofing
  • Utility structures, such as garages, storage sheds, pools, fences, etc.
  • Satellite receiver antennas
  • Siding
  • Remodeling
  • Signs
  • Change of use or occupancy
  • Demolition of structures or portions thereof.
  • Repair and/or replacement of structural members.


Permits are "not" required for ordinary repairs to structures, but such repairs shall not include the cutting away any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or bearing support, or the removal or change of any required means
of egress, rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the exit requirements or other work affecting public health or general safety.


Permits are also required for:

  • Excavation of any street, alley or other public property.
  • Sewer taps.
  • Driveways (new or enlargement of existing).


Permit applications may be obtained from the Code Enforcement Office in City Hall or below.  Phone 217-732-6318.



Zoning Office Definitions



When Building Permits are Required




Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf  Zoning Ordinance Variation Procedure (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf  Special Use Petition Procedures (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf  Rezoning Petition Procedures (pdf)







Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf Application Procedure for Building Permit (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf Basic Permit (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf Building Permit Fee Schedule (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf  Building Permit Info for Constructing Deck (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf Demolition Permit Application (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf Fence Permit Application (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf  Roofing Permit Application (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf Sewer Tap-Dumpster Bond-Surface Break (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf  Siding Permit Application (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf  Sign Permit Application (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf Single Family Dwellings and Structures Permit Application (pdf)


Special Use Petition Procedures.pdf  Specification Sheet (pdf)



If you have any questions please contact the Zoning Office.




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