Permit Requirements

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Building Permits: Requirement Guides

All permits must now be submitted in a digital format.    We are in the process of revising our information sheets below to reflect this requirement.

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To facilitate the approval of a building permit application, we strongly recommend that you review the requirements for your construction project as so enumerated on the flyers available below, and make your submission digitally.

Please choose the applicable flyer for your specific project(s).  Please note that the following list of requirements may not reflect all documents and items required for permit review and approval. We are also in the process of revising them to include the digital requirement. During the review process, there may be additional items and documents requested by staff. Also, the permit may require permits from other local, state or federal agencies and you will be notified of these requirements during the permit review process.

General

Permit Tips   -    Reminder:  All permits must be submitted digiitally as noted above.

To submit permit applications, please email us at:   

Zoning Districts - Summary of Commercial District Requirements, Cook County Zoning Ordinance

Above Ground Pool

Advertising Signs and Identification Devices Permit Requirements

Advertising Sign Application

Business Occupancy

Deck

Demolition

Fence

Fireworks

Flat Work Requirements

Floodplain Review -  Site Engineering Review for Floodplain Compliance

Generator Installations

Heat Ordinance

In Ground Pool

Guidelines for Homeowner Roofers

Re-Roofing Permit Requirements

Detached Garage/Shed Plan Application & Requirements

Detached Garage/Shed Plan Layout

Spa

Tent

Window Replacement Requirements

Review and Advisory

Architectural Advisory – Single Family Residential – posted online May, 2012

Architectural Advisory – All structures other than single family residential – posted online May, 2012

Engineering Advisory

Site Engineering Review – Floodplain Compliance

Site Engineering Review – Single Family Residence

Site Engineering Review – Commercial/Industrial Construction

 Township Requirements

Specific requirements for the following unincorporated townships.
Maine Township Requirements
Northfield Township Requirements
Palos Township Requirements

Schaumburg Township Requirements
Wheeling Township Requirements

Worth Township Requirements