Building Permit Application and Inspections

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Plan for your inspections!
Call 847/870-5675 to schedule at least 24 - 48 hours in advance.

Note: Our inspectors are out in the field most of the day.
If you have technical (code) questions, please email 

Construction Hours:
Monday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Inspection Checklists
For Building Permits

Required Inspections and Testing (Commercial Projects)

Required Inspections and Testing (Residential Projects)


Building Codes
Adopted April 1, 2017
Click to view Local Amendments

 2015 International Building Code
 2015 International Residential Code

 2018 IL Energy Conservation Code
         View Amendments (pdf)

 2015 Mechanical Code
 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
 2014 National Electrical Code

 Illinois State Plumbing Code

 Illinois Accessibility Code


Informational Links

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Contractor Licensing Information
Consumer Protection Information
Utility Information

To streamline the building permit process and reduce permit fees, the Village has implemented a new fee code for residential construction.

The Village Board recently approved incentive options to encourage the installation of fire sprinklers in single family construction projects.

See below for updated information on Parking Lot Sealcoating/Restriping.

All building permits now utilize a single application.

The Village requires six (6) sets of plans for all projects; all commercial projects require architecturally stamped plans, while some residential projects will require an Architect.  Additional forms may be required; refer to the list below for more information.

Building Permit Application - for the modification and new construction of all residential and commercial projects.

Visit the Online Portal to submit an application electronically.


Building Permit Supplemental Information
The following packets include helpful information that supplement the building permit application. Review them prior to beginning your project and use them as reference throughout.

Basement Buildout

Carnival Application


Detached Garage





Inground Pool Removal

Lawn Irrigation

Residential Roof

Sewer Lining


Swimming Pool Install


For Parking Lot Sealcoats and Restripes: 
Permits are not required to sealcoat and restripe commercial and residential parking lots if they are restriped in-kind


  • It is the property owner(s) and contractor(s) responsibility to follow all Accessible Code Standards, including but not limited to Illinois Accessibility Code and Environmental Barriers Act requirements.
  • It is the property owner(s) and contractor(s) responsibility to contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (847) 818-5253 to review any fire lane and hydrant striping requirements.
  • The Illinois Attorney General’s Disability Rights Bureau is the State agency that enforces state and federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities to provide equal access to buildings, housing, and services, including the Environmental Barriers Act. Any complaints regarding accessibility standards are investigated by the Illinois Attorney General’s office after a complaint is filed with their office.

Garage Sale Permits are not required however all previous limitations still apply.

Department Information
Building Division Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 847/870-5675
Fax: 847/870-6620



Building Division Staff

Director of Building & Inspection Services: Bill Schroeder
Deputy Director: Mark Rysavy
Building Services Coordinator: Tammy Lewin


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