Permits and Inspections

Processes and Protocol during the COVID-19 PandemicThe Community Development Department continues to provide services including building permit processing, plan review, and permit issuance as well as in-person inspections with restrictions in place. In an effort to exercise flexibility during this time and to take measures to keep Village inspectors, contractors, and residents as safe as possible, the Village has developed temporary protocols for permit application and processing and inspection scheduling.

This situation is constantly evolving and Village services and protocols are subject to change at any time.

Looking for a specific handout or application? The Building and Zoning Resources Page provides a list of forms, applications, and project guidelines.

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Before beginning any work, please familiarize yourself with the inspection requirements for your project! Inspection requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
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As always, a minimum of 48-hours' notice is required for all inspections.

Please contact the Community Development Department at 847-459-2530 (leave a message) or email permits@vbg.org for more information or to schedule an inspection.

Summer 2020 UpdateCheck out our list of common spring home projects and see which ones require permits!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a permit?
How do I apply for a permit?
What are the different types of permits?
How do I schedule an inspection?
What should I do if my plans change after my permit is issued?
Who are the contractors registered with the Village?

Frequently Asked Questions

Requires a permit
Does not require a permit:
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Who's Listening

Brian Sheehan

BUILDING COMMISSIONER