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Online Permitting from the City of Urbana

Apply online, check your permit status, and pay permit fees all from your home, office or mobile device.
Please Note: Only credit cards are accepted for payments online
For payments over $2,500, please contact our office at 217-384-2443 or

Permitting FAQ's

Permitting has three steps....



You need to register before you submit your first application - click here to register: REGISTER Now

Once you register, you do not need to register again.

If you work for a business, it's best to only have one registration in order to see all of your permits in one place.  If different people register separately from your business, they cannot work on each other's permits.



Click here to Apply Now

Submit your application with all of the information you can provide, including attachments. 

Staff will review your application and communicate with you about your permit.  Here's a video with more information:


Once your permit is approved, you will receive an email notification and will then be able to pay your fees online. 

Watch the video below to see how to pay for a permit online.