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


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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