Interior Remodeling

Below you will find a summary of the code requirements for Interior Remodels within the Village of Kildeer. This summary is based upon the 2009 International Residential Code. After reading this handout, please feel free to call the Building and Zoning Department at 847-438-6000 if you have any questions.

Required items to submit with application:

  • Building Permit Application (signed by the homeowner)
  • A minimum of three (3) copies of the floor plans drawn to scale. Any and all electrical work is to be indicated on the plans. Note what is existing and what is proposed.
  • List of construction materials.
  • $150 deposit required upon submittal of permit
  • A copy of the contract with scope of work and total cost of project
  • 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. Subcontractors must be registered.

Construction specifications:

Note: All work must comply with the 2009 International Residential Code and the current Village of Kildeer Building Ordinances.

  • Indicate the location of the electric service panel and the availability of additional circuits – no more than ten openings per circuit.
  • GFCI’s (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) must be provided if within 6’ of water. Outlets in unfinished areas shall be GFCI protected.
  • Provide electrical receptacles as per the 2011 National Electric Code.
  • Electrical wiring shall be run in conduit only. “Romex” is not permitted.
  • Closet lights shall be installed according to 2011 National Electric Code.
  • Note the location of the smoke detectors. Smoke detector shall be battery backup type.
  • Note Location of Carbon Monozide Detector (within 15’ of each bedroom)
  • Note the means of ingress and egress to the outside by means of a door or window (minimum  24” W x 30” H).
  • Note the framing details, i.e. type, size, spacing, ceiling height, etc.
  • Note the wall finish, floor covering, built in bars, cabinets, etc.
  • Indicate the installation of firestopping per Building Code–2009 International Residential Code.
  • Submit the Btu ratings of the furnace, hot water heater and clothes dryer if appliances are to be enclosed in a room.
  • Submit a plumbing line drawing if applicable – comply with 2009 building code.

How much will my permit cost?

  • Plan Review Fee starting at $75.00
  • $12.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost of construction, minimum fee of $100
  • Electric (if provided) – minimum $100.00
  • Plumbing (if provided) – 3 fixtures or less, minimum fee of $100

Required inspections:

  • Required Inspections will depend on the scope of work.  A list of required inspections will be provided with permit approval


  • 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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