Any work that requires a structural change such as:
- All electrical and plumbing work
- All fire suppression and detection work
- All HVAC work
- Alterations involving moving or adding walls
- Any types of additions
- Exterior wall mounted signs
- Fences, decks, driveways, patios, retaining walls
- Hot tubs
- Parking lots
- Windows and roofs
Please click here to apply for permits online
If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, contact the Building Division at 630-620-5750. The following items do not require a permit: Siding and Private Walks. Tree removal on private property does not require a permit, unless the area is within a Special Management Area (wetlands, flood plain, buffer zones). Then, a stormwater certification or letter of permission is required before work can begin. If you have questions, please call Private Engineering Services at 630-620-5973.
Staff does not recommend proceeding with any project without obtaining the appropriate permit. If you start a project without a permit, and the Village finds out that work is being done without a permit, the permit fees are doubled. You may be asked to take down or remove whatever work has been completed and start the project over in its entirety.