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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 Villages adopted code. The adopted code exists to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare.

How do obtain a building permit application?
A permit application can be obtained by visiting the Village Hall at 874 Main Street or by clicking the links below.
Residential Building Permit Application
Commercial Building Permit Application

Permit applications may be submitted in person or via email.  Permit applications MUST be fully complete 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.  For more information on what is required, please refer to the supplement for the specific work to be done, call 847-395-1000, or email the permits coordinator.

How much does a building permit cost?
The cost of the 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, feel free to call the building department at 847-395-1000.

What are construction hours?
Construction is allowed Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. On Sundays and Holidays construction is allowed from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

How can I obtain a copy of my properties plat of survey or past permits?
The building department keeps files on addresses with in the Village limits. 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 file for your property. If we have a plat of survey on file, the property owner/homeowner may have a copy at no charge. We can 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 Form.

What if my neighbor is doing construction, and I don’t think they have a permit?
If you believe someone is working without a permit, you can call the Building Department to report it and an inspector will look in to the situation. Please keep in mind that no permit is needed for cosmetic work such as cabinets or fixtures. 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan Home Repair and Construction Guidance

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