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Project Guidelines

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In addition to new homes and buildings, the following work requires a permit: • Decks • Fencing Concrete Flatwork • Asphalt Driveways • Patios • Decks & Ramps • Sidewalks • Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Sheds & Garages • Sewer, Sump & Water Line Repairs • Swimming Pools • Hot Tubs • Remodels & Additions • Signage • Water Heaters • Furnaces, Air Conditioners • Electrical • Plumbing • Gas Lines • Tree Removal • Storage Pods • Generators • Solar Panels • Sprinkler Systems • Demolition of Building and/or Garage

If you are unsure if your project needs a Building Permit please contact the Building Department before beginning your project for clarification.  You can reach us at 815-929-4803

The following work does not require a permit:*

• Flooring • Painting • Dry-walling • Trim work • Cabinets & Countertop Replacement (provided no plumbing or electrical work is necessary other than hook-ups) • Roofing repairs (less than one square, 100 sq. ft.) • Siding repairs (less than one square, 100 square feet)         

*Although these projects may not require a permit, any hired contractor must be licensed through the village.


Residential Remodel

Accessory Buildings & Sheds

Commercial Sign


Driveway & Patio

Electric Service

Electrical Service Diagram


Mailboxes & Matching Monument 

Waiver for Masonry Mailbox

Waiver & Release of Liability for Easement Improvements: Fence, Shed & Sprinkler System


Residential Garage

Roof, Siding & Gutters

Sanitary Service Connection


Sprinkler System-Waiver & Release of Liability

Sump Pump and Footing Tile Connections

Swimming Pool