Building plans, from 1963, for Tuscola National Bank football shaped building. The unique building became Tuscola City Hall in 1995.

Building plans, from 1963, for Tuscola National Bank football shaped building. The unique building became Tuscola City Hall in 1995.

Steve L. Hettinger, Building/Electrical Inspector
214 N. Main Street
Tuscola, IL 61953
E-mail: tfdchief@tuscola.org
Phone: 217-253-2112
Fax: 217-253-5026
Cell: 217-369-2511

ISO Classification – 4

Important Information For Contractors and Home Owners

Zoning Maps

(pdf format. The link above, to the city aerial photographic mapping, also has a zoning layer, and may be more useful)

Links to some codes available online

Floodplain Development

The City of Tuscola participates in the National Flood Insurance Program and requires flood protection for buildings in the floodplain. The Building Department can help you determine if you are in the floodplain and what you will need to do to meet the regulations. For additional information about protecting your home from flooding, and the National Flood Insurance program, go to the FEMA and IDNR websites and the sites listed below.

Electrical License and Permits

In order to be eligible for an electrical license in the City of Tuscola, you must apply using the form below. You must be at least 18 years old, live or do electrical work in the Tuscola area, prove at least two years apprentice electrical trade experience, and then you must pass a code exam. The exam is open book, 100 multiple choice and true false questions, and a time limit of 3 hours. You may take the exam by appointment only, after receipt and approval of the application. If you pass the exam (70%), and are approved by the City Council, a $100 registration fee per year, and a $5000 performance bond, with the City of Tuscola named as beneficiary, is required before the license is issued.

Electrical work in the city, and within the city’s one and one half mile surrounding jurisdiction, requires a permit and an electrical license (unless you are the owner/occupant of a single family residence). The city honors other Illinois municipal electrical licenses.