Building Permits

Building permits are required for the following list of projects. This list is not all inclusive, so please contact the Building Division at 847-599-7550 if you are unsure of the requirements for your project.

Contractor Requirements

 

Building Permits

  1. Air Conditioner
  2. Attachments Required

    Copy of proposal
    Download Application

  3. Basement Finishes
  4. Include a list of all pertinent contractors.
    Include layout of entire basement showing location of stairs,   existing windows, furnace and mechanicals, location of electrical (show   outlets and switches, supplies and returns for HVAC, and any new walls and   doors, and plumbing.)
    Basement Requirements
    Download Application
  5. Bath Remodel
  6. Layout of bath existing and proposed. Include layout of entire bath showing location of electrical outlets and switches, toilets, sink and shower/tub.

    Include a list of all pertinent contractors.
    Two (2) sets of complete plans (include riser and railing details)
    Download Application


  7. Certificate of Occupancy (CO)
  8. Provide layout of space. If changes are being made, include all pertinent information.
    Download Application
  9. Decks
  10. Include copy of Plat of Survey. Draw in placement of deck or patio with dimensions.

    Sign and submit deck requirements sheet.

    Include a plan that shows deck construction.

    Review Deck-Patio Requirements.
    Deck Patio Requirements
  11. Building Demolition
  12. Include description of proposed demolition, site plan or aerial of structure(s) being removed, and contractor information.
    Download Application
  13. Doors (Exterior)
  14. Provide a copy of the contract with contractor performing said work, detailing door sizes, and locations. If you are doing the work yourself, then provide a copy of the order giving this information.
    Download Application
  15. Fences
  16. Include a copy of Plat of Survey.  Highlight the location of the fence.

    Verify that you have completed all Zoning Ordinance Requirements. Please review requirements.

    Submit a copy of the proposal with specifications from the contractor.

    Fence Requirements
    Download Application
  17. Furnace
  18. Garage (Detached)
  19. Include a copy of Plat of Survey. Indicate where the garage is to be located.

    Include a plan/drawing of the structure, indicating foundation and framing of structure.

    Two (2) sets of complete plans.


    Detached Accessory Requirements
    Download Application
  20. Gazebos
  21. Include a copy of Plat of Survey. Indicate where the gazebo is to be located.

    If gazebo is detached, submit a drawing showing foundation, framing, etc. If gazebo is attached (even by a deck), Illinois Architecture stamped plans must be submitted depicting construction.


    Detached Accessory Requirements
    Download Application
  22. Generator
  23. Copy of Plat of Survey, showing placement of generator.

    Proposal from contractor.


  24. Hot Tubs
  25. Submit a copy of your Plat of Survey indicating: location of the proposed pool; distance from pool to adjacent lot lines, house, and easements.  Include proposal from contractor.

    Hot Tub Requirements
    Electrical Requirements
    Download Application 

  26. Kitchen Remodel
  27. Layout of kitchen existing and proposed. Include layout of entire kitchen showing location of electrical outlets and switches.

    Include a list of all pertinent contractors and proposals.

    Two (2) sets of complete plans.

    Download Application
  28. Lawn Irrigation Systems
  29. Include a copy of Plat of Survey.

    Include proposal from contractor.

    Lawn Irrigation Requirements
    Download Application

  30. Occupancy Only (Move-in)
  31. For New Businesses or Change of Ownership

    Provide a layout of space.

    Gurnee Mills tenants also need copy of lease and location map.

    Download Application
  32. Patios
  33. Include a copy of Plat of Survey. Draw in placement of the patio with dimensions.
    Include Proposal from contractor.

    Patio Requirements
    Download Application


  34. Pergola
  35. Copy of Plat of Survey showing size & placement.

    Copy of Proposal from contractor.

    Detached Accessory Requirements
    Download Application

  36. Reroof
  37. Include a copy of the proposal from the contractor.

    NOTE:  Not more than one layer of asphalt or fiberglass shingles shall be applied over an existing asphalt or fiberglass shingle roof; asphalt or fiberglass shingles shall not be applied over existing wood shingles or shakes. No second layer of wood shingles or shakes is permitted.  Asbestos – cement shingles are prohibited.

    Download Application
  38. Sheds
  39. Include:
    A copy of Plat of Survey. Indicate where the shed is to be located.
    A plan/drawing of the structure, indicating foundation and framing of structure.

    Detached Accessory Requirements
    Download Application


  40. Siding
  41. Include a copy of the proposal from the contractor.

    Download Application
  42. Swimming Pools
  43. Submit a copy of your Plat of Survey indicating: location of the proposed pool; distance from pool to adjacent lot lines, house, and easements.


    Pool Requirements
    Electrical Requirements
    Download Application
  44. Water Heater
  45. Copy of proposal and written letter of intent from licensed plumber.

    Download Application
  46. Windows
  47. Provide a copy of the contract with contractor performing said work, detailing window sizes, and locations. If you are doing the work yourself, then provide a copy of the order giving this information.

    Download Application
  48. Clearing & Grading
  49. Driveway / Parking Pad
  50. Provide a copy of the contract.

    Provide a copy of Plat of Survey showing proposed width and length.

    Download Application
  51. Sign - Ground
  52. Sign - Wall
  53. Sign - Temporary