Building Safety Division - Permits: Fences

- Revised:  June 11, 2009 -

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1.  Submit a Building Permit Application.

      Include the following with your submittal:

A.         Legal Plat of Survey:  Please provide a copy of the plat of survey.  Indicate on the plat where the fence is to be installed (either with highlighter or red pen).

B.         Proposal From Your Contractor:  Provide a copy of the proposal/contract with your fence contractor depicting sizes and style of fence.  If you are installing the fence yourself, you will note on the front of the application the sizes and style of fencing.

C.         Zoning Ordinance RequirementsVerify that you have completed all Zoning Ordinance Requirements. Please review requirements at http://www.gurnee.il.us/community_dev/zoning_ordinance/08#8.7.2

          
2.         Permit Then Goes in for Review.  Please Note:

A.         THE ISSUANCE OF THIS PERMIT DOES NOT RELIEVE THE PERMIT HOLDER FROM COMPLIANCE WITH ANY RELEVANT COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, OR RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD APPLICABLE TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

B.         It is the responsibility of the property owner to determine the correct placement of the fence on his/her property.  The Village of Gurnee is NOT authorized to make determination as to whether the fence is located within the ownership parcel.

C.         A review is not performed to verify fence will meet future pool requirements (in case pool is ever planned).

D.         NOTE:  If fence is to be installed within a utility easement, a utility company doing work in said easement can remove a portion of the fence and not be responsible for it.  If fence is to be installed within a drainage easement, measures may be required so as not to impede the flow of water.

3.         Once permit is approved and paid for, verify:
 

A.         J.U.L.I.E. has been contacted prior to digging (1-800-892-0123 or 811)
B.         No changes have been made from the approved plans prior to installation
C.         Work must commence within 180 days of issuance of permit 

4.         After Fence Has Been Installed:
 

A.         Contact the Building Safety Division at (847)599-7550 to schedule a final inspection.

 

FOR QUESTIONS CALL:
VILLAGE OF GURNEE BUILDING SAFETY DIVISION
(847) 599-7550     

 
Inspections can be scheduled by calling
the Building Safety Division at 847-599-7550.

A minimum of 24-hours notice is required. Please have
your building permit number ready; it is required in order
to schedule an inspection.