Building Department Application and Permit (PDF)
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: .
View a list of permit rates for Pingree Grove (PDF).
If you are considering installing a fence on your property, you must first check with the Building Department. For general information, view the Fence Installation Rules (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.
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.
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).
- When you receive the letter from the HOA, bring it and as well as a copy of your plat of land survey to the Municipal Center. You will be required to complete a multi-part building permit application.
- The Building Director will review your plans and assign a permit number to your project. You will then be called to pick-up and pay for your permit.