Municipality Location and General Contact Information

9446 Raymond Ave
Oak Lawn IL 60453
Building Department information for Village of Oak Lawn, IL

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Village of Oak Lawn, IL - Building Department Information

The following Building Department information is available for Village of Oak Lawn, IL

Building and Related Codes and Amendments

For questions or more information on Oak Lawn Building Codes please contact the Building Division at (708) 499 7800

2014 Building Codes-with Amendments (effective January 1, 2014)

Commercial: International Building Code 2012

Residential: International Residential Code 2012

Electric: Chicago Electric Code 2013

Energy: International Energy Conservation Code 2012

Fire: International Fire Code 2012

Mechanical: International Mechanical Code 2012

Plumbing: Chicago Plumbing Code 2011

Fuel: International Fuel and Gas Code 2012

Accessibility: Illinois Accessibility Code 1997

Refer to Village Code for amendments – Please link to Village of Oak Lawn Code Book - Title 6

Permit Information and Forms

Building Permits are required for all new buildings, building additions, certain interior renovations, roofs, windows, fences and a number of other projects. If you are unsure whether your project needs a permit please contact the Building Division at 708 499 7800. To download a permit application click on the appropriate link on the right. Building Permits are issued by the Building Division located in the lower level of Village Hall.

Building Permit Application

Carnival and Event Permit
Commercial Demolition Permit Information
Electrical Permit Application
Fence Permit Application
Garage Information
Lawn Sprinkler Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Residential Demolition Permit Information
Roof Permit Requirements
Sign Permit Application
Swimming Pool Packet

Permit Fees

Building Fee Schedule 2013

Electric Fee Schedule 2013

Plumbing Fee Schedule 2013

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Building Inspections

Scheduling a Building Inspection
To schedule a building inspection by phone call 708-499-7800, or come to lower level of Village Hall. Please do not leave inspection requests on voice mail, as there is no guarantee the request will be received. Inspectors will not take inspection requests in the field. Please note that B&F Technical Services assists the Village with Building Inspections and inspectors may identify themselves as such.

Requesting an Inspection
When requesting an inspection please provide the following information:

  • Permit number
  • Address (building site)
  • Business name (if applicable)
  • Type of Inspection
  • Date and time
  • Phone number of requester

Inspections must be completed and approved before work on a project continues.

Electrical and Plumbing Inspections

Electrical inspections are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 3pm and 7pm. To schedule an electrical inspection call 708-499-7803 at least 24 hours in advance of the requested inspections date.

Elevator Inspections

Thompson Elevator Inspection Service to conduct all semi-annual elevator inspections on behalf of the Village of Oak Lawn.

Health and Sanitation Inspections Relating to a Building Project

To schedule a Health inspection call 708-499-7820.

Fire Department Inspections Relating to a Building Project

To schedule an Inspection by the Fire Department call 708-499-7810

Finalizing Your Permit
All permits require a final inspection for approval.

Licensing Information

Additional Information

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