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Building Permit Information

If you are considering improvements to your home or property, you should know that virtually every enhancement requires a building permit. Building permits are required for most types of home improvements including new installation or replacement of the following:

Permits can be applied for at the City Hall offices located at 800 Game Farm Road, lower level, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Applications are available online or you can stop by City Hall at 800 Game Farm Road. Additional information is available by calling 630.553.8545.

In most cases a copy of a recent plat of survey will be required. This survey should accurately show all existing buildings and improvements and the proposed location shown on the survey where you intend to build, including the dimensions and distances to all lot lines. The property’s Permanent Property Identification Number (PIN Number) is required on all Applications for Permits pursuant to State Law, 65 ILCS 5/11-39-1 and 65 ILCS 5/11-39-2.

Permit Review

Permits generally take 7-14 days to complete a review. If changes are required, this process could take longer.

Permit Length

A permit will expire if the work is not started within six (6) months of the date of issuance. A permit will also expire if work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six (6) months or if it has been longer than six (6) months since the last inspection. The maximum length of a permit is two (2) years.


It is the responsibility of the property owner to make sure that all necessary inspections are performed. Inspections must be requested at least one working day prior to the day the inspection is to take place. When calling to schedule an inspection, please have the following information available:

  • Permit Number
  • Type of Inspection
  • Date Requested for Inspection
  • Address of Inspection
  • Lot number and Subdivision

Approved plans and permit card must be onsite and available for the inspector.