What Do I Need When Applying For A Permit?

Depending on the project, additional information may be necessary to process a permit, but typical submittals may include the following.

Building Permits FAQ's

All Work (including interior only work) requires:

  • Permit Application properly filled-out (including property owner signature and cost of construction valuation)
  • 3 complete sets of drawings/plans indicating all proposed work.  Additional set(s) may be required when also reviewed by Fire Department.  (NOTE: drawings/plans involving structural elements or commercial in nature shall be stamped and signed by an Illinois Licensed Structural Engineer or Architect)
  • Contractor registration for general contractor and all subcontractors where applicable.

Exterior Work (new structures, additions, accessory, etc) may also require:

  • Legal Plat of Survey that is not altered in size (reduced or enlarged), to scale and indicates all current conditions (e.g. house, garage, sheds, patios, walkways, driveways, etc.) may be required for submittal with application.
  • Site Plan which is, typically, a copy of the plat of survey that indicates the location of proposed work and, when necessary, the distance of construction to each lot line and exterior dimensions of the proposed construction may be required.
  • Any other information needed by staff to process the permit

Projects involving Exterior Work may also need:

Engineering and/or stormwater information that may require checklists, flow-chart, and other information required to be submitted with applications which can be found on the Village website or is available in the Community Development Department.  Once information is submitted, the Director may require additional information to process the permit(s):

NOTE: Preliminary engineering plans that are approved by the Village Board will still be subject to the formal review process and (final) engineering inspections.

Zoning change
information that may require variances, special use permits, site plan, landscape plans, and other applications requiring approval by the Planning & Zoning Committee and Village Board.  Please speak with the Village Planner as each case varies depending on the proposed project.

Documents, Forms, Contractor Registration and Permit Applications

DuPage County Floodplain Mapping

NOTE: All permits expire 12 months after the date of issuance OR timeframe may be shortened if code enforcement related OR revoked if work ceases for more than 3 months.