Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Permits and Inspections Department will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner. They are responsible for permitting all construction and conducting inspections of all construction-related permits as well as issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Fire Prevention, and Special Events.

The Building Permits and Inspections Department is responsible for:

  • Conducting building construction inspections
  • Issuing building permits
  • Issuing certificate of occupancy permits
  • Reviewing building plans
  • Working directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission

To obtain a permit for both residential and commercial uses, simply download the forms below (if available) or give us a call and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms.

Building Permits and Related Applications

Building Permit Application ( PDF / 1,560 KB )

Inspection Guidelines ( PDF / 195 KB )

Land Disturbance Permit ( PDF / 28 KB )

Petition for Variance ( PDF / 7 KB )

Petition to Rezone ( PDF / 7 KB )

Minor/Major Subdivision Application ( PDF / 85 KB )

Petition to Annex ( PDF / 7 KB )

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to Village Hall.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.

Do I need a building permit for an above ground pool?

No.  But it is still a good idea to contact Village Hall to make sure you are still in compliance with the location of the pool.  Also, here is a link of all of the requirements the State of Illinois requires if you wish to install a pool: