Building Basics: Contractor Handbook - City of Galena

Building Basics: Contractor Handbook

The Building Basics: Contractor Handbook was developed by the City of Galena Building Department to assist homeowners and contractors with understanding the current building code requirements in the City of Galena.  The content covers many of the frequently asked building questions.  Click the image below to access the handbook.

Please contact the Galena Building Department before beginning construction and for questions and permitting.

Jonathan Miller

Building Official



The City of Galena
101 Green Street
Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083
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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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