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Building Permits & Inspections
Many home and business renovation and remodeling projects require a permit before work begins. Projects that require permits include but are not limited to the following: Building, plumbing, electrical, heating-ventilation-air conditioning (HVAC), excavation, concrete, carpentry, masonry, drywall, roofing, decks, landscaping, driveways, sidewalks, and more.

Permits and Applications

Building Permit
The Village of Westmont is currently following the 2012 ICC International Building Code, with Local Amendments. Building Permit Applications are used for, but not limited to: residential and/or commercial new construction (also see Site Development permit tab), roofs, decks (and deck repair), fences, garages, sheds, driveways, demolition, patios, sidewalks (public or private), elevators, balconies (and balcony repair), foundation repairs, fire restoration, miscellaneous concrete work, antennas, temporary tents, awnings, hot tubs, truss repairs, windows, temporary fences, swimming pools (in ground and above ground), stairs, porches, and interior and exterior alterations (including additions). Almost all Permit Applications must be submitted with detailed drawings, and a Plat of Survey.

Plumbing Permit
We are currently following the 2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code, with Local Amendments. Plumbing Permit Applications are used for, but not limited to: residential and/or commercial new construction (also see Site Development Permit tab), interior and exterior alterations (including additions), underground sprinkler systems, fire restoration, and water taps. Plumbing Permit Applications must be filled out, and signed, by a Licensed Plumber.

Electrical Permit
We are currently following the 2011 National Electric Code, with Local Amendments. Electrical Permit Applications are used for, but not limited to:  residential and/or commercial new construction (also see Site Development permit tab), interior and exterior alterations (including additions), low voltage wiring (burglar alarms), electric services, signs, garages, hot tubs, fire restoration, demolition, swimming pools (in ground and above ground).  Electrical Permit Applications must be filled out, and signed, by a certified Electrician.

Sign Permit
We are currently following the Village of Westmont Code, Article XI. Signs. Sign Permit Applications are used for all signs, both temporary and permanent, which includes “face changes”. These are also used for political signs used during elections. Sign Applications must be submitted with location of sign on building (elevation drawing for wall signs) or lot (Plat of Survey required for ground signs). Legible drawing of the sign including dimensions and specifications, written consent of owner of building, indication of existing signage locations and dimensions, and any additional information as required by the Economic Development Department Director.

Additional application materials are required for Electronic Message Board Signs. Please review Appendix A, Article XI, Section 11.11(Y)(4)(g) for details.

Inspections
Inspections are required for determination of compliance with submitted plans for all projects. It is the responsibility of the Permittee to notify the Economic Development Department to schedule any, and all, inspections. No Certificate(s) of Occupancy will be issued without the proper inspections.
  • Notice to be given at least twenty four (24) hours in advance when scheduling inspections.
  • Inspections are performed Monday through Friday during our normal business hours; and are scheduled either "AM" or "PM".
  • All necessary equipment must be made available to Inspectors.
  • "Final Inspections" are required for ALL Permits issued.
  • Failure to call for an inspection may result in forfeiting of cash bond and Permit: and will be considered a violation of the Building Code.
  • The minimum charge for any reinspection, or missed inspection, shall be fifty dollars ($50.00).
  • At least one (1) inspection is required within any six (6) month period, or the Permit becomes invalid.

If you have any questions regarding permits and inspections, please contact the Community Development Department at the Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy, 1st floor, or call 630-981-6250.