Residential Permit Information


Permits and inspections are required for most work to be done on a residential property. If you are not sure if you need a permit, please call us at (847) 918-2020.

Submittal Requirements

The following list gives the submittal requirements for the most common residential projects. If you have your plans ready for review but have not chosen your contractors yet, you will need to submit a Plan Review Application in place of the Construction Permit Application. You may submit the Construction Permit Application once you know who the contractors for your project will be.

Project Submittal Requirements

 Type of Project  Submittal Requirements
Addition/Interior Remodel 
  • 2 sets of plans 
  • Plat of Survey with location of addition 
  • If adding plumbing fixtures, a list of existing fixtures in the home 
  • Trees shown on the Plat of Survey, marking any trees to be removed 
  • Construction Permit Application 
Air Conditioning
(New or replacement,
screening required) 

  • Water, sewer, gas & electric disconnect notices 
  • Tree survey signed by certified arborist 
  • Plat of Survey 
  • Neighbor Notification 
  • Trash Removal Agreement
  • Street Cleaning Agreement 
  • Construction Permit Application 
(New House) 
Deck (click link title for handout information) 
Electrical Service (click link title for handout)
(Outside disconnect required. Work must be done by licensed and insured electrician) 
Fence (click link title for handout information)
Max. Height is 6’-6” 
Fire Pit 
  • Plat of Survey with fire pit location on it 
  • Dimension drawing of fire pit 
Furnace Replacement 
Garage (click link title for handout information)
Gazebo (click link title for handout information)
Home Business 
Hot Tub (click link title for handout information)
  • Plat of Survey with hot tub location on it 
  • Construction Permit Application 
  • If hot tub is on a deck, provide weight of filled tub and deck construction specifications (see deck handout)
In-Ground Sprinkler System
(RPZ required and must be tested annually) 
  • For information regarding mailboxes, please contact the Engineering Division at (847) 918-2100 
  • Plat of Survey with patio location on it  
Roof –Replacement (click link title for handout)
(Ice and water shield required) 
Security Systems 
Sewer Repairs (work on private property only)
All trenches/excavations are to be completed and shored per OSHA requirements. Village personnel will not be able to enter the excavation for inspection if it is not in a safe condition. All piping for sewer repairs shall be schedule 40 PVC with solvent joints connected to existing piping with non-shear bands. The building sewer shall be of ductile cast iron for a minimum of five (5) feet outside the wall when penetrating a foundation. 
Shed (click link title for handout information)
Siding, Gutters, Fascia 
Swimming Pool (click link title for handout information)
(Above or In-Ground)
Tree Removal (click link title for handout information)
Windows (New)
Windows (Replacement in Bedrooms and Basements) 
Basements & bedrooms shall have at least one openable emergency escape and rescue opening. The sill height shall not be more than 44” above floor. The minimum net clear opening shall be 5.7 S.F. The minimum net clear opening height shall be 24”. The minimum net clear opening width shall be 20”.