City of Ottawa, Illinois

The City’s goal is to help make sure that your home is repaired correctly and code compliant. Insurance is paying for many repairs. Now is the time to get it right.

We would advise our citizens who were affected by the tornado of the following: Please make sure the contractor doing any repair work, is registered with the city. Ask for their registration number and call city hall if you have questions. All structural work requires a building permit, this includes roof repairs, building repairs, etc. Fees for permits are waived for storm damage as a result of the tornado. Fences require a permit for replacement.