When is a building permit required?

Work that Usually Requires a Permit

Most work performed by a contractor to alter, upgrade or repair elements of your home or building will require issuance of a building permit and inspection of work to confirm compliance with adopted codes. A permit is required to remove, relocate, construct or alter building walls, or to perform any other structural alterations. In addition, any work involving the mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems requires a permit. Non-structural work including replacement of an existing roof, fence or wall also requires a permit.

Work That Always Requires a Permit

All work to the exterior of a commercial or institutional building, or to a multiple-family residential building, including replacement of windows, siding or other architectural elements requires a permit.

Helpful Resources

We encourage you to contact the Community Development Department at 847-716-3520 before undertaking any work to determine if a permit is required.

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1. Why do I need a permit?
2. When is a building permit required?
3. How long will it take for me to get my permit?
4. How will I know when my building permit is approved?
5. How long is a building permit valid?
6. Do I need a permit for a dumpster?
7. Do trampolines require a permit?
8. Does the Village have a copy of my property survey?
9. What is the Village's zoning ordinance?