Residential Furnace Replacements

Below you will find a summary of the code requirements for Residential Furnace Replacements within the Village of Kildeer.

Required items to submit with application:

  • Building Permit Application (signed by the homeowner)
  • Indicate the size of the room or basement where the furnace is located.
  • List the BTU rating of the furnace and any other appliances within the room.
  • Indicate if there are existing combustion air openings or a louvered door in the room. Indicate the size of the openings.
  • Manufacturer’s specification sheets
  • Indicate the size of the existing vent.
  • Copy of 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.

Construction Specifications:

  • The circuit breaker shall be dedicated and properly sized for the furnace.
  • All work shall be installed in compliance with the 2011 National Electric Code, the 2009 International Mechanical Code, and 2009 International Residential Code.

How much will my permit cost?

  • Processing Fee $25.00
  • Permit  $75.00

Required inspections:

  • Final


  • 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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