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