A building permit is required for construction of a new building or accessory structure or an addition to an existing structure that increases or reduces its size, creates any structural changes, or involves extensive plumbing or electrical work. Contact the Building Department if you are planning any work on or around your property to avoid any penalties and/or fines for work completed without a permit. Most building projects require a permit to ensure that the project meets Village, and International code for safety and structural integrity. Homeowners can do many of their own construction projects. The Building Department can confirm any specific requirements. See list of projects below that require permits. If the project you are planning is not listed, please contact the Municipal Center at 815-675-2121.
- New home construction & Commercial Construction – pick up at Village Municipal Centre
- Miscellaneous building permit application
- Swimming Pool permit application
- ARC application for Accessory Buildings & Garages over 192 sq.
Preliminary Procedures for Obtaining a Building Permit:
- Determine whether a permit is necessary
- Check zoning regulations (i.e. setback, clearances, etc.
- Check relevant village ordinances
- Have project approved by your homeowner’s association (if applicable
|Permit Fees and Procedures for New Homes||Patio/Sidewalk/Driveway Apron(concrete & brick pavers)|
|Residential Exterior Alterations/Additions||Relocation of Structures|
|Alarms systems||Remodeling Information|
|Commercial & Industrial||Re-roofing (misc. permit application)|
|Decks||Re-siding (fascia and soffits too)|
|Detached Garages||Screen Rooms|
|Electric Code Amendments||Site Development|
|Water Heaters (misc. permit application)|
|Generators||Swimming Pools and Spas|
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