Elgin City Hall closing Friday, nonessential inspections suspended

Daily Herald report
Updated 11/19/2020 5:16 PM

Elgin is closing city hall to the public at the end of the business day on Friday, Nov. 20, and temporarily suspending nonessential inspections to limit in-person interactions, as coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates continue to climb statewide.

All city hall operations will continue online, by phone or by email, with few exceptions. The city clerk's office will maintain regular office hours for 2021 municipal election and petition-related issues. The Kane County Branch Circuit Court will suspend operations at city hall beginning Nov. 30, and court will be conducted virtually.


Interior inspections within homes and apartments are suspended except for life-safety issues, like unsanitary conditions or unsafe structures. Routine health department inspections are being temporarily suspended, but new occupancy inspections and health complaints will continue. Building permit inspections will continue, as they often relate to fire suppression, electrical, natural gas or safe construction practices.

All essential city services -- police, fire, public works, water and sewer -- will continue without interruption.


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