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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427
Building Permits
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The Building Division of the Community Development Department assists with the following services:
•Obtaining building permits for new construction, additions, remodeling and demolition
•Coordinating review and approval of building plans
•Issuing sign and occupancy permits
•Conducting building, plumbing and electrical inspections
•Issuing outdoor display/temporary sign permits 
  
The Building Division makes every attempt to process building permits as expeditiously as possible. A representative from the Building Division will contact the applicant upon permit approval.

Permits are required for residential and commercial construction projects in the City, including, but not limited to:
Basement conversion
•Bath and kitchen remodel
•Commercial/Shell/Build-out & Remodel
•Patios
Deck/Patio/Gazebo/Open Porch
Demolition
Detached Garage
Driveway
Fence
Electrical backup generator
Electrical work
Lawn irrigation systems
•New construction and additions
Plumbing projects / sewer repair
Retaining walls over 3 feet in height
Roofing/Re-roof
Sheds
Sign, temporary and permanent
Swimming Pool
Window/Door Replacement

Other projects that require permits include water/sewer connections and projects that encroach into public rights-of-way. Permits are required whether the work is done by the homeowner, a friend/relative, or a contractor.

Requirements:
1. A building permit is required for construction projects as listed above.
2. A building permit application is to be filled out and submitted to the Building Division.
3. Three sets of drawings for residential projects or four set for commercial projects must be submitted showing construction details of the project including electrical, plumbing, mechanical and fire safety.
4. Three copies of the property's plat of survey showing the location of the project, dimensions, distances to all lot lines from the project and the location of the electric meter are to be submitted.
5. Once submitted, a complete building permit application takes approximately ten working days to be reviewed. Project requiring zoning and engineering review may take longer.
6. It is the responsibility of the contractor to arrange to have all underground utilities located prior to any digging. The number for J.U.L.I.E is 811. J.U.L.I.E requires 48 hours notice before digging.
7. DuPage County Traffic Impact Fee Receipt confirming fees are paid (if applicable).
8. DuPage County Health Department letter confirming approval (if applicable).
9. The building permit fee is based on the value of construction and scope of work. Additional plan review fees will be assessed by the Plan Examiner and added to the building permit fee. A performance building bond is also required. The building bond is refundable upon completion of the project in accordance with all applicable City Ordinances. All fees and bonds are paid when the permit is picked up.

Electricians are required to be registered with the City, which includes:
• Completed Registration Application
• $35.00 annual Registration fee
• Copy of license and $5,000.00 surety bond

Plumbers must provide a copy of their State license and a Letter of Intent.

Roofers must provide a copy of their State license.

PERMITTED HOURS OF CONSTRUCTION ARE: 
                                        7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
                                        8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays