(Joint Utility Location Information for Excavators)

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


  • Plat of Survey signed and sealed by a registered State of Illinois Land Surveyor.
  • Site plan accurately locating the storage structure, dimension setbacks from proposed storage structure to property lines or conservancy area boundaries, all utilities meters and window wells.
  • Indicate on the site plan the location, size, and species of any tree within 25 feet of the proposed work.
  • Plan elevations of all sides of the storage structure are required to verify grade changes.
  • Submit a floor plan shall showing the location of any doors, stairs, and steps (with dimensions) as well as the overall dimensions of the storage structure.
    • Storage structure wall sections required.
    • Indicate on the plan the type of framing and roofing material to be used.
  • Indicate on the plan the supporting pier locations, size of piers, depth below grade and height of pier above grade (6” inches minimum).
  • Indicate on the plan the location of overhead electrical service wires in relation to the proposed storage structure (if applicable).
  • Indicate vegetation control measures to be used beneath gazebo (minimum of 4 mil. polyethylene covered with a minimum of three (3) inches of gravel).
  • Storage Structure must be capable of supporting a forty (40) pound per square foot live load, a 30 mph wind load and a thirty (30) pound per square foot live load.
  • Storage Structure may NOT cover basement windows, utility meters, or vents.
  • There are specific requirements in regards to electrical service wires which may cross in the area of the proposed Storage Structure. Please call Community and Economic Development Department.


  • Rear Yard: Within five feet (5’) of the Principal Structure. 
  • Side Yard: Within two feet (2’) of the Principal Structure. 
  • Shall have a maximum floor area of 100 square feet. 
  • Shall not exceed a height of 10 feet (10’) from the established grade. 
  • Shall be placed on a hard surface, including but not limited to a concrete pad, cement blocks or similar materials. 
  • Shall be screened by plant material that provides visual relief throughout the year from both the public way and adjacent properties. 
  • Plastic, corrugated metal, fiberglass and dryvit/stucco are prohibited unless they are the primary material(s) on the principal structure.


  • 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.
  • 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 & Economic Development Department at 847.883.8600, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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