Licenses & Permits

Alarm User Permit
Use this form to apply for a burglar and/or fire alarm permit. If residents and businesses experience excessive false alarms, the Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will send a letter offering assistance in an attempt to reduce the number of false alarm incidents.

Animal Tags
Residents who own dogs and/or cats over four months of age must obtain a license within 10 days of acquiring the pet, or becoming a resident of the village. No dog or cat will be licensed without proof that the animal is inoculated against rabies. A pet license can be mailed as long as a copy of the rabies certificate is included with the application. The cost of the tag is $10 and proof that the animal is inoculated against rabies is required. The tags run the village's fiscal year, which is May 1 of the present year to April 30 of the following year. Special restrictions apply to Rottweilers and Pit Bull Terriers. For a copy of these restrictions, please contact the Village Health Department at 847-459-2530 or check the Municipal Code Section 6.12.125.

Building Permit Application
Apply for a building permit.

Child Day Care Home Form
To operate a child day care from your home, you must submit the child day care home form with a $100 fee. Further requirements and instructions are on the form.

Fence Code Variation Application
Use this form if you should decide to add or change a fence on your property.

Filming in Buffalo Grove


Use the Special Event Permit Application if you are planning to film in Buffalo Grove.
 
Police Forms
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Sign Code Variation Application
Use this form if you should decide to add or change a sign on your property.

Special Event Permit Application
Use this application if you plan on having a special event. Applications must be submitted two weeks before the event is going to occur.

Vacation House Watch
Use this to apply for your house to be checked by the police (as their time permits) while you are on vacation.

Zoning Ordinance Variation Application
Use this form if you would like to request a variation on a zoning ordinance.