Sidewalks and Walkways

Below you will find a summary of the code requirements for Sidewalks and Walkways within the Village of Kildeer.

Required items to submit with application:

  • Building Permit Application (signed by homeowner)
  • Copy of contract with scope of work and total cost of project
  • Contractor Registration Form, $1,000,000 Certificate of Insurance listing homeowner as the additional insured pursuant to a written contract.  There is a $50 fee for registration.
  • Plat of Survey – 3 Copies, showing all existing structures, accessories and flatwork with the proposed location of the sidewalk
  • Homeowners Association Approval (if necessary, written letter or email approval)

Construction Specifications:

  • All work shall be installed in compliance with the 2009 International Residential Code.
  • A plan review is required by the Building, Zoning, and / or the Engineering Depts.
  • Pavers or Concrete shall not hinder the natural flow of drainage away from foundations.
  • All vegetation needs to be removed before the gravel base is installed – a gravel base is required.
  • All sidewalks shall be formed, with string lines in place at the time of inspection.
  • Sidewalks shall be a minimum of 36″ wide for egress.
  • Call JULIE (1-800-892-0123) before any excavation begins.

What materials are required?


  • 6 X 6 #10 wire mesh.
  • 4″ of gravel base is required, minimum CA-6, compacted.
  • 4″ of concrete minimum is required (not 3 1/2″). A 6-bag mix per cubic yard, with 3% to 6% air entrainment is required.

Paver Brick 

  • Submit specifications indicating  the amount of base and the amount of bedding. Patios require a minimum of 6-12 inches of base and 1-1 ½ inches of bedding. Install the base in 4-inch lifts.
  • Edge restraints must be installed.
  • The base, bedding, and paver bricks shall be compacted.

Where can my sidewalk or walkway be located?

  • Concrete or paver bricks may not be placed in any easements

How much will my permit cost?

  • Plan Review $75.00
  • Permit  $100.00

Required inspections:

  • Compact Base
  • Final Grade


  • 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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