Building Permitting Information

Building Permits

The Building Division of the Community Development Department assists with the following services:

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 application is to be filled out and submitted to the Building Division.
  2. Drawings for residential projects for commercial projects showing project construction details which may include electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and fire safety.
  3. 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.
  4. The contractor must contact JULIE at 811, 48 hours prior to any digging. 
  5. DuPage County Traffic Impact Fee Receipt confirming fees are paid (if applicable).
  6. DuPage County Health Department letter confirming approval (if applicable).
  7. A complete building permit application takes approximately ten working days to be reviewed. A project requiring zoning and engineering review may take longer.
  8. The building permit fee is based on the value of construction and scope of work. Additional plan review fees may 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:

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