Why do I need a permit?
A building permit is a license which grants legal permission to start construction of a building project. Permits allow the enforcement of the codes which have been adopted as law. The permit also provides the means for the Village to inspect construction to ensure that standards are met and appropriate materials are used.

No matter what the specific project may be, the enforcement of codes is carried out to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. Before any construction or remodeling work may begin, a permit must be obtained.

If you have any questions or are in doubt that the work you will be doing requires a permit, please call the Department of Building and Zoning at (847) 459-2530.

Building Permit Application

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