Municipality Location and General Contact Information

50 S Emerson St
Mt Prospect IL 60056
Building Department information for Village of Mount Prospect, IL

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Village of Mount Prospect, IL - Building Department Information

The following Building Department information is available for Village of Mount Prospect, IL

Building and Related Codes and Amendments

Permit Information and Forms

All building permit types have been consolidated into a single application. Use the Building Permit Applicationfor all building permits, with the exception of Sign Permits. The Village requires six (6) sets of plans for all projects; commercial projects require architecturally stamped plans. Additional forms may be required; refer to the list below for more information.

Sign Permit Application - for the construction or installation of all types of signs. Use in place of the Building Permit Application.

Zoning Review Checklist - If the proposed project increases the square footage of impervious surface or floor area of a structure, a zoning review checklist shall be submitted to ensure zoning requirements are met.

Survey Affidavit - If the submitted Plat of Survey is older than one (1) year, you are required to submit a signed Affidavit of Survey attesting to the present accuracy of the submitted Plat of Survey.

Construction Site Maintenance Guidelines - Accepting a building permit means the guidelines outlined in this document must be followed; these regulations are designed to minimize negative impacts a project may have on the community.

Building Permit Supplemental Information
The following packets include helpful information that supplement the building permit application. Review them prior to beginning your project and use them as reference throughout.

Basement Buildout

Carnival Application


Detached Garage





Inground Pool Removal

Lawn Irrigation

Residential Roof

Sewer Lining


Swimming Pool Install

Garage Sale Permits - Click here

Department Information
Building Division Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 847/870-5675
Fax: 847/870-6620

Building Division Staff

Building Commissioner: Bill Schroeder
Permit Coordinator: Tammy Lewin
Building Clerk Supervisor: Sue Arendt

Permit Applications

Licensing Information

Contractor Licensing

Section 11.901 of the Village Code requires all contractor’s to be licensed by the Village of Mount Prospect before beginning any project.

The following is an overview of some of the contractor licensing requirements:

  • Roofing, fire alarm/sprinkler, and plumbing contractors must submit a copy of their current Illinois State Registration and state bond to obtain their Village license, which is issued at no charge.
  • All other general and sub-contractors must pay a fee of $50 for their license which is good for 365 days.
  • Electrical contractors must submit a copy of their current registration to obtain a Village license.

Licenses are valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance.
Click here for a Contractor License Application, or stop by the Building Division on the second floor of the Village Hall.

Business Licenses

All businesses operating within the Village of Mount Prospect must maintain a current Business License or Certificate, with the exception of Home Occupations. Contractors working within the Village, regardless of office location, must have a current Contractors License. Both the Business License and Business Certificate programs ensure proper inspection and safety information is maintained for your business. The licensing process also ensures that your business complies with various Village Ordinances/Regulations. For existing businesses, active business licenses/certificates must be maintained on an annual basis. The Finance Department mails renewal letters at the beginning of the calendar year.

Complete a Business License or Certificate Application when:

  • Opening a new business
  • When your existing business changes locations - even suites within the same building
  • When your business has a change in ownership or legal name
  • When there is a change in the business' square footage, either a reduction or expansion

Be sure to read the Business License Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to understand the business license process, and for contact information to schedule the required inspections.

Application Forms

Business License Application - This application form is applicable for most businesses and must be filled out completely to avoid delay in processing.
Business Certificate Application - If your business is regulated by the State of Illinois, a Business Certificate is required. A copy of your current State License must be submitted to the Village with the Business Certificate Application.
Food and Beverage Tax Return Form - Businesses that sell food and beverage must pay the Village's food and beverage tax. Complete this form and submit to the Finance Department on a monthly basis.

Application Addendums
Certain types of uses require addendums to be submitted with the Business License/Certificate Application.

Vending Machine Addendum – For all businesses that have any coin operated devices on site, such as games, juke boxes, coin-turn (candy, gum, etc.), soda machines, coin-operated laundry, and similar machines.
Massage Therapy Addendum – Article XXXIX of the Village Code details restrictions and requirements related to Massage Therapy establishments. This addendum shall be submitted with the standard Business License application.

Additional Information

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