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Residential Building Permits & Project Handouts

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Building Permit Application Forms

Building permit applications can be picked up at Village Hall, or we can mail the application to a homeowner or contractor upon request. We are working to make these forms available online soon.

Roof Permits  

A permit is not required to install a new roof on a single family home, duplex, or an individual townhome unit. A permit is required for the installation of a new roof on an entire multi-unit townhome building. The State of Illinois requires that every contractor doing roofing work in Illinois must be licensed by the State. Please refer to the Roof Permits - Consumer Information handout for more information.

Project Handouts

Detailed handouts for common residential construction and remodeling projects are available below. Each handout lists the information that needs to be submitted for a complete permit application.

Residential Building Permits & Project Handouts

Do I really need to get a building permit?

A building permit is required for many types of residential construction and remodeling projects. When a homeowner obtains a building permit, the Village creates a permanent record documenting that the project was designed in compliance with the applicable codes. In addition, while most contractors are reputable and do quality work, a contractor who knows that the Village will be inspecting his or her work will be more likely to construct and complete the project in accordance with the approved plans and adopted codes. Also, when a homeowner looks to sell their home, it is common for prospective purchasers to contact the Village to request information about the property’s permit history. If it is determined that work was done without the required building permit, a permit will need to be obtained after the fact, which can be time consuming, costly, and can delay or jeopardize the closing of the real estate transaction.