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. 1511 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:  Home Repair and Construction: Know Your Rights (PDF).


During the permit application review process, the Building Director will assess the fees relating to each individual building permit. Please do not attempt to pay a permit fee until you receive notification that it has been approved. Notification of approval will come by email. If you do not receive notification within 3 business days of submittal, please contact the Building Department at or by calling 847-464-5533 x1511.

​Online Payment Options

Credit/Debit Card
Using the Online Payment Portal, you can make an online payment using a credit or debit card. A 3% processing fee will be added by the card processor (minimum of $1.50).
Electronic Check
Electronic check payments are now an available payment option on the Online Payment Portal, with a flat fee of $1.50 (for payments up to $10,000).

Telephone Payment System

You may make an automated telephone payment by calling toll free: 844-904-2281. Fees charged for this service will be the same as the listed online fees.

Additional Payment Options​

Other options for payment include mailing your payment to the Municipal Center, dropping payments off in the drop box in the parking lot of the Municipal Center, and submitting a request for payment to your own bank. Any request you independently make for payments from your bank are mailed to the Village in the form of a paper check. Please plan accordingly.

View a list of permit rates for Pingree Grove (PDF). Some projects will also be assessed a plan review fee.

  1. Fences
  2. Sheds
  3. Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs
  4. Patio & Servicewalk
  5. Basement Buildout / Remodel
  6. Decks & Gazebos


For general information regarding fences, view the Fencing FAQ (PDF).

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).