Guide to Building Permits (PDF)
Guide to Building Inspections (PDF)
Construction Guidelines for Building Permit Application
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Guide to Building Permits
Why are permits required?
Building and electrical permits are required for most home improvements or additions so that the building inspectors may inspect the job for safety, zoning compliance, and sound construction practice.
Building Codes and Building Permits are required in order to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of Romeoville. Building Codes and Permits provide a way of insuring that the minimum standards of construction are adhered to. They also ensure that all contractors are registered and bonded with the Village. In this way, the Village helps insure that the work is done properly and that the interest of the homeowner is protected.
Do I need a permit?
Most construction requires a permit. Therefore, for your own protection and best interest it is always wise to check with the building division before beginning any construction, alteration, or repair. Failure to obtain a building permit could result in a fine or an order to stop work. The Building Division may be contacted at 815-886-7200.
Work Requiring Permits
Before beginning any project, it is important to check with the Building Division at 815-886-7200 to see if a permit is or is not required. Listed below are common types of home improvements that require permits.
- New Residences
- Residential Additions
- Storage Sheds
- Swimming Pools
- Driveways & Curb Cuts
- Any type of Concrete Work
- Windows & Siding
- Electrical Service
- Sewer Repairs
- Roof Work
- Wood Stoves
- Fire Places
Please call 815-886-7200 or email (72) seventy-two hours in advance to schedule an inspection. For scheduling proposes all requests will not be accepted after 1:00 P.M. The following information is required when scheduling: :
- Project Permit Number
- Subdivision Name
- Type of Inspection being requested
- Contact name
- Contact telephone number
Please be advised, inspections are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. All inspections are based on the availability of the Inspectors. The Building Department will make all efforts to honor inspection requests.
Contractors License Required
Contractors, Subcontractors, and Plumbing Contractors must be licensed with the Village. This is for the protection of the resident. Lists of licensed contractors are available at 1050 West Romeo Road in the Village Hall Annex building (just west of Village Hall).