It’s Permit Season!

Looking to make some changes to your home this spring or summer? Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.


Why is a building permit required?
A building permit is required to ensure that the project you are constructing conforms to the minimum standards of the Village’s adopted code. The adopted code exists to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare.

How do I obtain a building permit application?
A permit application can be obtained by visiting the Village Hall at 874 Main Street or by going to our website at Permit applications may be submitted in person or via email to .Permit applications MUST be fully completed and include a proposal of the work to be done. Most permit submittals require a copy of the plat of survey for the property. Additional information or copies of professional licensing may be required as well depending on the type of permit. Please refer to the supplements on our website for submittal requirements.

How much does a building permit cost?
The Cost of a permit is generally 2% of the project cost, with a minimum permit fee of $62.00, however there are other costs that may be included depending on the type of project. If you have questions regarding fees, please call the building department at (847)395-1000.

What are construction hours?
Construction is allowed Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. On Sundays and holidays construction is allowed from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

How can I obtain a copy of my properties plat of survey or past permits?
The building department keeps files on addresses within the Village limits according to the retention schedule set by the Secretary of State. We have plats of survey for some properties, but not all of them. If you are the property owner, you may call the building department and ask for a staff member to look for the property file. If we have a plat of survey on file, the property owner/homeowner may have a copy at no charge. We do not release copies of permit files or plats of survey to a real estate agent, potential buyer, contractor, or anyone other than the property owner without a completed Freedom of Information Act Request.

Building Permits are required for the following:

  •  Basement Remodeling
  • Building Demolition
  • Commercial new construction or remodeling
  • Deck
  • Driveway
  • Fence
  • Garage
  • Gazebo or Pergola
  • HVAC – Furnace or AC
  • Patio
  • Retaining walls
  • Roofs
  • Room Addition
  • New Single Family homes
  • Sheds
  • Signs
  • Swimming Pools