Submit two (2) copies of the following plans and documents with a completed Building Permit application form.


  • Basement floor plans, existing and proposed. Include framing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and insulation details.
  • Note fire sprinkler heads if applicable. Additional permit may be needed for modifications to existing sprinkler system.
  • Note location of smoke detectors. Smoke alarms are required in all locations per new construction Code and shall be added to all existing bedrooms.
  • Note means of egress to the outside by means of a door or escape window.


  • Contractor/homeowner shall be on site with the approved plans for all required inspections.
  • Allow 24 hours advance notification for required inspections.
  • Inspection scheduling hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Call Community and Economic Development to schedule inspections at 847.913.2325 or fax your inspections requests to 847.883.8608 24 hours a day.
  • The village strives to provide timely review comments; however, up to a three week review period for first comments may be necessary.
  • This permit will be valid for a period of 12 months from the date of permit issuance. After that time period a new permit and fee will be required.
  • Applicant shall be responsible for all issues regarding construction and compliance under this permit. It is common practice for the contractor to sign as the applicant.
  • Permitted hours of construction for Commercial Contractors are as follows:

Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday - no work permitted


If you have any questions regarding this information, contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 847.883.8600, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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