When is a building permit required?
A building permit is required for any commercial and residential construction projects that entail an addition or remodeling of the existing conditions. The following require a building permit:
- Fences Roofs
- Decks
- Porches
- Patios
- Garages
- Sheds

If in doubt please contact the Building Department at 847-719-7484.

You will not need a permit if you are making only cosmetic changes to your home. But if you are doing any electrical or plumbing work, a permit is required.

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. How do I obtain a building permit?
3. How much does a building permit cost?
4. How do I check on the status of a building permit application that I have submitted?