Documents, Forms and Fees


Engineering Permit: Required for any site work involving grade changes, stormwater management or public utility connections; and for any work in the public right-of-way. 
Engineering Permit Application (PDF)
Engineering Permit Conditions (PDF)  

Common examples of work requiring an Engineering Permit:
  • Any new home construction.
  • Abandoning water and sewer services for demolition.
  • Water service upgrades (e.g. for renovations or additions).
  • Replacement of an existing water, storm, or sanitary sewer service.
  • Driveway approach replacement using concrete, asphalt or pavers.
  • Driveway improvements to remove the “bump” at the existing curb.
  • Installation of irrigation systems in the public right-of-way.
  • Building additions with a new storm sump for footing drains.
  • Site improvements involving significant placement of fill, grading changes, or the use of retaining walls.
  • Drain tile installation for directing downspout or sump discharge.
  • Planting of any trees within the parkway areas of a Village street.   
Application Requirements
  • Completed and signed “Application for Engineering Permit”
  • A sketch of the proposed improvements – It is preferred that this sketch be done on a current copy of the Plat of Survey for the subject property.
  • When any work will take place in the public right-of-way (ROW), at least two (2) photos of the area to be affected (within the ROW) must be provided.
  • Contractor’s certificate of insurance; detailed requirements can be found in the “Engineering Permit Conditions.”
  • Letter of waiver must be signed by the property owner whenever there will be or has been installation of non-standard improvements within the right-of-way (e.g. brick or concrete pavers, lawn sprinkler lines, etc.)
  • See “Engineering Permit Conditions” for conditions on the permit and further information on submittal requirements.
  • Application must be made for Building Permit and/or Zoning Compliance Certificate as necessary. When applicable, the Engineering permit cannot be issued unless these have also been approved for issuance.
  • An Engineering Permit is not required for the installation of a standard mailbox.

Letter of Waiver

: This letter must be signed by the property owner for any non-standard installations within the public right-of-way. Please see “Engineering Permit Conditions” item 14 for more information.  Letter of Waiver (PDF)   

Removal of Trees

Removal of trees on Village property is prohibited, and a request must be submitted to Building Division or Engineering Division for removal of any trees on private property. Permit requirements for tree removal are regulated by the Tree Preservation Ordinance

Additional Information

Sewer Back-Ups: What to Do and How to Prevent
J.U.L.I.E. Always Call Before You Dig Press Release
Environmental Protection Agency Cross Connection Manual: Information provided on the EPA website about importance of cross connection control devices.
Illinois State Plumbing Code: Subpart I: Water Supply Distribution Illinois State Plumbing Code; Section 890 1110-1240 pertaining to cross connection
National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Drinking water standards are regulations that EPA sets to control the level of contaminants in the nation's drinking water. These standards are part of the Safe Drinking Water Act's "multiple barrier" approach to drinking water protection, which includes assessing and protecting drinking water sources; protecting wells and collection systems; making sure water is treated by qualified operators; ensuring the integrity of distribution systems; and making information available to the public on the quality of their drinking water. With the involvement of EPA, states, tribes, drinking water utilities, communities and citizens, these multiple barriers ensure that tap water in the United States and territories is safe to drink.
Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Ordinance:  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) oversees and enforces regulations when a sanitary sewer overflow occurs. Fats, Oils and Grease are a major contributor of sanitary sewer overflows when they build up in the sanitary sewer. A sanitary sewer overflow is defined as the discharge of untreated sewage from the sanitary sewer collection system to a surface water and/or ground.  Click Here for the Municipal Code Ordinance