Building - City of Galena


Jonathan Miller
Building Official
P 815.777.1050

The Galena Building Department is responsible for overseeing building construction projects within the City of Galena. The Department is also responsible for enforcing the Historic Preservation Ordinance, Rental Housing Inspection Program, and the Backflow Prevention Device Inspection Program. The building permit application forms, application form for a certificate of appropriateness in the historic district, and general information about how the department works is included in this website.
Jonathan Miller, Building Official


Please note that the Building Department is currently staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. We recommend that you schedule an appointment when you need to conduct business with Building Department staff. 

Please use the navigation to the left or the following links to access more information about the Building Department.  

Backflow Prevention and Inspection 

Building Basics: Contractor Handbook

Building Codes and Inspection

Building Permit Data

Forms and Applications

Historic District Structure Database

Historic Preservation

Rental Housing Inspection 


The City of Galena
101 Green Street
Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
About Us
The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement. Click here for a short video about Galena’s unique lifestyle.
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