Below you will find a summary of the code requirements for Fireplaces within the Village of Kildeer.

Required items to submit with applications:

  • Building Permit Application (signed by homeowner)
  • HOA Approval (if necessary, written letter or email approval)
  • Architecture Committee Approval
  • Contractor Registration Application, $1,000,000 Certificate of Insurance listing homeowner as the additional insured pursuant to a written contract.  There is a $50 fee for registration.
  • A copy of the contract with scope of work and total cost of the project
  • Plat of survey showing the location of the proposed fireplace on the house or in the yard

Construction specifications:

3 sets of plans shall be submitted for review and shall contain:

  • Indicate the dimensions of the fireplace and distances from the property lines.
  • A drawing showing the type of foundation, trench or footing & wall, with dimensions.
  • Show the new to existing foundation connection.
  • Elevation drawings of all four sides showing the location of the fireplace in relation to windows & doors.
  • An electrical plan showing the location of all receptacles, switches, lights, and junction boxes in the room in which the fireplace is located.
  • Show the roof and flue connection. Indicate the type of flashing and shingles.
  • Show the type and size of the header above the firebox.
  • Submit a gas line drawing and show the location of the gas shut off (outside the fireplace within 6 feet of the firebox).
  • Show the size and location of the combustion air intake into the firebox.
  • Show the clearances between combustible framing members and the fireplace.
  • Call JULIE (1-800-892-0123) before any excavation begins.



  • Call before 4:00 p.m. to schedule an inspection a minimum of 24 hrs. in advance.  You can request an a.m. or p.m. inspection, Monday thru Friday.
  • Give the permit number and address when calling in for inspections.
  • If the inspector needs to return more than once for the same phase of any required inspection, a $100.00 re-inspection fee is required to be paid before re-inspection.
  • No re-inspection on the same phase of construction will be done in the same 24-hour period.

This handout is written as a guide to common questions and problems.  It is not intended nor shall it be considered a complete set of requirements.  If you have any questions, please contact the Building & Zoning Department at 847-438-6000 for further information.

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