Building Department

The Building Department serves residents, developers, and business owners within the Village by:

  • Answering general questions relating to construction, inspections, permits, and other related topics
  • Providing plan review services
  • Issuing building permits
  • Providing field inspections for construction projects with active permits

The Building Department also works with certified building inspectors to:

  • Ensure that all residential and commercial construction in the Village meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of adopted codes
  • Check for compliance with State mandates, such as:
    • Building practice
    • Manufacturer equipment
    • Specific design

Codes

The Village follows the following with local amendments:

  • 2015 International Codes
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 Chicago Electric Code
  • 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code

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Applications for Contractor’s License

All contractors working in the Village of Posen are required to obtain a Contractors License. Applications can be completed in the Village Hall or downloaded below and brought into the Village Hall to obtain. Questions can be directed to the Building Department via email at dcotillo@villageofposen.org or call 708-293-2619 https://www.villageofposen.org/vop/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CONTRACTORS-APPLICATION.pdf

Procedure for Obtaining a Building Permit

Procedures to follow to obtain a building permit.

Building Permits

Village of Posen ordinances require that a building permit be obtained for all new construction and remodeling.