development schematics


Single family homes permitted as of January 31, 2020


jon_sauterThe City’s vision is accomplished through planning, directing and implementing growth and economic development in conjunction with the Sycamore Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance. These functions are handled by the City Manager and the Director of Building and Engineering.

Director of Building and Engineering – John Sauter

The Building & Engineering Department consists of two divisions:

Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for issuing building permits for all types of construction, including new residential, commercial and industrial construction, additions and alterations to existing buildings, accessory structures and property maintenance projects. The Building Division also performs all building inspections, enforces all zoning regulations within the City and works in conjunction with the Sycamore Police Department to ensure compliance with the City’s property maintenance code.

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division is responsible for the design, construction, inspection and maintenance of public and private infrastructure improvements. These improvements include street maintenance and construction projects, as well as water, sanitary and storm sewer distribution system maintenance and improvements. The Engineering Division also performs residential, commercial and subdivision site plan reviews, provides information on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), monitors soil erosion control practices, monitors floodplain issues and maintains the Flood Insurance Rate Maps.