Mayor's Message

mayor nugent sqWelcome to the official Village of Manteno web site. The Village elected officials and Staff work hard to try and make information about the Village of Manteno readily available and easy for our citizens and visitors to access. Manteno is a great Community with a lot to offer and the web site is a great place to explore what is going on in the Community and to communicate with Village Officials.



Application Forms

All application forms are listed below in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Noted applications are in PDF fillable forms. The forms may be filled out on your screen, then printed for submittal. Submit in person, fax (815-468-8240) or email to:  AND

Permit schedule: it typically takes 24 hours for a permit to be processed. Please call first to verify that your permit is processed as our office does not make individual calls. Inspections will not be scheduled until the permit is picked up and the inspection sheet is signed by the homeowner or hired contractor. 

If a contractor is hired to do the work, they must apply for the permit, not the homeowner.

Residents are advised that all contractors working in the Village of Manteno are required to be licensed by the Village. Permits will not be issued until your contractor is licensed. A licensed contractor provides you increased protection from injury claims and improvements that do not meet minimum code standards. It is important to recognize the contractor's license does not indicate or guarantee a level of quality workmanship. Residents should always check with a contractor's references, and other resources, before selecting a licensed contractor.

We urge you and/or your contractor to check our PROJECT GUIDELINES which will give you instructions for your particular project(s).


STATE PLUMBING CODE (255 ILS 320/37) (Ch.111, par.1135) requires a letter of intent be included with all plumbing permit applications. Feb. 5,2016 Village of Manteno


Please note our 'New Construction Information Sheet' below. There are Electrical & Building Code Amendments that you should be aware of.



Building Permit Application 

Permit Cost

Contractor License Application - PDF fillable

New Construction Information Sheet with Adopted Codes

Rezoning Application

Sign Permit Application

Sign Variance Application 

Special Use Permit Application 

Storage Pod Application

Temporary Sign Permit Application 

Text Amendment Application

Variance Application