Scott County is thrilled to announce that many ePermits are available for Scott County township properties!  ePermits provide the ability to obtain a permit for certain residential building, plumbing, and mechanical projects quickly and conveniently online.
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What will you need to get an ePermit?

Be sure that the project location is within one of Scott County’s 11 townships.  (For a list of these townships, click here.)
A valid email address for registration purposes.
A credit card for payment (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover).
Access to a printer (to print a PDF of the approved permit to post on the job site).

What is the ePermit process?   Five simple steps!

1.     Register as a user (you only need to do this once).
2.     Apply and pay for a permit.
3.     The Scott County Building Department will review your application.
4.     When the permit is approved, then…
5.     Print out the permit card for posting on the project site. 

Why spend time in line when you can apply for an ePermit online?

Permits applied for between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. will be processed just as quickly as if you were at the counter, and permits applied for after 4 p.m. will be processed no later than the following business day. 

Are there any convenience or County-added fees for the ePermit service?

No. You will pay the same amount you would have if you applied in person or via mail.

What kinds of permits will be available through the ePermit system?

The Scott County Electronic Permit (ePermit) option is a quick and convenient method of obtaining permits that do not require plan review. The following is a list of permits that are currently available through the ePermit Portal:

Re-Roof and Roof Repair

Shingle w/Tear Off
Shingle w/Overlay
Flat w/Tear Off
Flat w/Overlay

Exterior Wall Covering Replacement

Stone/Masonry Veneer

Windows and Doors, Existing Opening

Framed Insert or Pocket
Sash Only


Drain Tile/Sump Pump
Electric Water Heater
Gas Water Heater
Lawn Sprinkler Backflow Prevention
Water Conditioning


Air Conditioning
Air Exchange
Garage Heater
Gas Line

A note:

Building, plumbing, or mechanical projects not listed above will require a Building Permit Application to be submitted by mail or in person to the Scott County Building Inspections Department.  

What else?

Look for expanded ePermit options online in the near future – stay tuned!