The Village requires building permits for most types of construction. The Village follows the 2003 International Building Code regulations. Please review the Village Code as it pertains to building permits or call the Building Department at 847-464-5533, ext. 1512 for further information.
The Village has implemented a new electronic filing process for Building Permits.
**Solar permits or any permits containing backup documents larger than 8-1/2 x 14 must also submit a paper copy of their request.**
When using a Contractor for your home project, take the time to plan your project and to know your rights. Information available from the Illinois Attorney General's Office: .
During the permit application review process, the Building Director will assess the fees relating to specific building Permits. Please do not attempt to prepay your permit fee.
View a list of permit rates for Pingree Grove (PDF). Some projects will also be assessed a plan review fee.
- Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs
- Patio & Servicewalk
- Basement Buildout / Remodel
- Decks & Gazebos
For general information regarding fences, view the Fencing FAQ (PDF).
Swimming Pools & 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 feet around purchased from a big box retailer will require a building permit. Permits ensure that safety and location requirements are met. View general information regarding pools and hot tubs.
The Building Director recommends that you obtain a building permit and call Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE) 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 the JULIE locator service is free.
Patios & Servicewalks
If you are adding or expanding a patio or servicewalk on your property, you must apply for a Village Building Permit. HOA approval will be required prior to applying for the Village permit. General information regarding patios and service walks can be found here.
Basement Buildout / Remodel
For general information regarding basement buildouts and remodelling, you can access our FAQ by clicking here.
Cambridge Lakes & Carillon Homeowners
If you live in Cambridge Lakes or Carillon at Cambridge Lakes, in order to make home improvements or additions you must obtain a letter of approval from Cambridge Lakes or Carillon Homeowners Association (HOA) before applying for a Village Building permit. Download the application form (PDF).