Building Department

The purpose of the Building Department is to ensure that all public and private structures are built to strict standards to provide safe environments where we live, work, and play.  To accomplish this purpose, Building Department staff performs plan reviews, issues building permits, performs inspections, and enforces property maintenance standards.

Building Codes

Staff is responsible for enforcing construction standards, building codes, materials and methods of construction arising from advancing technology.

The following are various Village Codes, Ordinances, and Guidelines adopted by the Village and used to review plans once they have been submitted for zoning approvals and/or permits. Ensuring that your submittal complies with these codes can greatly reduce the amount of time needed to conduct plan reviews.

Village Codes & Ordinances          

Permit Guidelines

Improvements, renovations, remodeling, and maintenance made to your property may require a building permit. It is your responsibility to check with Building Department staff and secure a permit when required.  Refer to the guidelines below for renovation, remodeling and maintenance projects:


All contractors and subcontractors must register with the Village.  Go to the page below for contractor requirements:

Plan Reviews for New Construction

Please refer to the following for guidelines for specific plan review requirements for new construction:


In addition to obtaining a permit, please make sure that all proper inspections for the permitted work are performed. Inspections shall be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance by calling the Building Department at (847) 438-6000

Click on the links below to obtain a copy of the appropriate form or other information:

Building Permit Application

Contractor Registration Application