The Building Department handles all building permit review, issuance of building permits, building code and property ordinance enforcement, and flood plain administration.
Home Improvements and Additions
If you are considering any additions or improvements to your home, you must first check with the Building Department at (847) 464-5460 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding necessary building permits. Building permits are required before most interior or exterior improvements are made. This includes roofs, fences, decks, patios, pools, and other accessory structures.
The Building Director recommends that you obtain a building permit and call J.U.L.I.E. before you purchase an above ground or in ground swimming pool. There are many variables involved in getting a pool installed and you may avoid the disappointment of a major delay. Permits are good for a full year and J.U.L.I E. locator service is free.
Cambridge Lakes Homeowners
If you live in Cambridge Lakes, in order to make home improvements or additions:
You MUST obtain a letter of approval from Cambridge Lakes Homeowners Association before applying for a permit.
Then, download an Architectural Improvement Application. Fill out the Architectural Improvement Application and mail it to Cambridge Lakes Homeowners Association.
When you receive the letter from the HOA, bring it and as well as a copy of your plat of land survey to the Village Hall. You will be required to complete a multi part building permit application.
Click the link below to download a copy of the CHOA Improvement application.
CHOA Improvement Application PDF
If you are considering installing a fence on your property, you must first check with the Building Department.
Click here for general information regarding Fence Installation Rules.
Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
All above ground pools or hot tubs require a building permit and a meeting with the Building Inspector.
Many residents are unaware that the installation of a hot tub or any pool over 8' around purchased from a big box retailer will require a building permit. Permits ensure that safety and location requirements are met.
Click here for general information about pools and hot tubs
Call J.U.L.I.E. Before You Dig
Homeowners are required to call JULIE prior to any excavation. For additional information you can call 1-800-892-0123 or visit WWW.illinois1call.com.
Click here for a copy of the J.U.L.I.E. Dig Form.