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CONTACT J.U.L.I.E. BEFORE YOU DIG
(Joint Utility Location Information for Excavators)
800-892-0123

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

GENERAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Plat of Survey signed and sealed by a registered State of Illinois Land Surveyor.
  • Site plan or plat of survey accurately locating the fence, berms, and the dimension setbacks from proposed fence to property lines or conservancy area boundaries.
  • Location, size, and species of any tree within 25 feet of the proposed work. (Contact the Building Official with any questions or concerns).
  • Type of building-fence material to be used.
  • Height and width of the post holes. Minimum 36-inch depth on post holes.
  • Location of any gates or openings in the fence.
  • A copy of the installation agreement generally provides much of the necessary information requested.
  • Fences are required to be 40% open.
  • Fences are only permitted to be four (4) feet in height.* Exceptions are for homes adjacent to Half Day Road and Riverwoods Road, as well as fences separating non-compatible land uses. *See Village Code regarding fence regulations for more information. 

For a copy of all of the fencing requirements, contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 847-883-8600 or click here

GENERAL INSPECTION AND PERMIT INFORMATION: 

  • 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 - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Call Community and Economic Development to schedule inspections at 847-913-2325 or fax your inspection request to 847-883-8608. 
  • 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 six months from the date of permit issuance. After that time period, a new permit and fee will be required. 
  • The 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 - FRIDAY 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
SATURDAY - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SUNDAY – No work permitted.

GENERAL SUBMISSION NOTES: 

If you have any questions regarding this information, contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 847-883-8600, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.