Do I need inspections? How do I set them up?

Inspections are geared to the specific project that is being completed. Information about inspections should be attached to your building permit. In order to schedule an inspection please contact the Building Division at 630-620-5750. When scheduling your inspection please provide us with an advance notice of 48-hours (or 2 days), your permit number, and the type of inspection you will need. The Building Division does not automatically schedule inspections. It is the responsibility of the homeowner or general contractor to request an inspection.

Plans must be on-site. If plans are not on-site, a re-inspection fee will be imposed.

You may need to be home, if the inspector needs access to the home. For garage and pool inspections, the electrical inspector needs access to the electric panel inside the home.

Please click here to apply for permits online and to schedule inspections.

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1. What work requires a permit? What happens if I don't obtain a permit?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. What do I need to obtain a building permit?
4. As the homeowner, can I do the work myself and if I am doing the work myself, do I still need to get a permit?
5. How long does it take to obtain a building permit? Do permits expire?
6. Who is responsible for obtaining the permit?
7. Do plans have to be architecturally stamped and sealed? Does each page need to be stamped?
8. If we are putting on a Second Story Addition, do the plans need to be stamped?
9. I'm putting in a deck. What do I need? Will I have inspections?
10. What are the requirements for driveways?
11. I'm building a fence. What is the recommended depth the posthole should be?
12. Must my garage have electric?
13. Do I need inspections? How do I set them up?
14. Which contractors need insurance and licenses?
15. Do I have to select a particular Knox box?
16. Can I use PVC underground?
17. Is a roof permit required? Is an ice & water shield required for roofs?
18. If I do any work to my home, will my property taxes be increased?
19. I’m thinking about doing some work, can you recommend a contractor?
20. When am I obligated to contact JULIE?