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Required Building Permits

 A-Frame Signage (commercial)  Kitchen Remodel
 Air Conditioner  New Commercial
 Attic Finish  New Residential
 Basement Finish  Patio
 Change of Tenant (for business owners)  Pergola
 Commercial Remodel  Residential Addition
 Deck  Residential Remodel
 Door Replacement (exterior)  Roof
 Demolition  Sewer Repair 
 Driveway (concrete, asphalt, pavers)  Shed
 Electrical (residential upgrade)  
 Fence  Sidewalk Café (commercial)
 Furnace  Siding Replacement
 Garage  Signage (commercial)
 Generator  Swimming Pool
 Hot Tub / Spa  Water Heater
 Irrigation (lawn sprinkler)  Window Replacement

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Permit Application
Complete an Application for Permit for all projects. Your signed application will usually require additional documentation. See specific details above for your project. For permit applications with plans that are larger than 11x17 inches, an electronic PDF copy must be submitted via disk or emailed to

Permit Application - New homes, new commercial buildings and additions over 400 square feet.

Permit Application - All other permit types.

Historic Preservation Commission Review Application - For exterior improvement projects to historic landmarked properties or properties located in the Historic District, submit this form at the same time as your building permit application form.  Please refer to the Historic Preservation Review Matrix to determine the level of review your project will require.

Property owners, where building or development is proposed in the vicinity of mature trees, are required to complete a Tree Preservation Plan Review. In addition, property owners of lots equal to or greater than 1.5 acres must complete a Tree Removal Permit Review prior to removing any large trees. 

Permit Fees
Permit fees are set forth in Section (10-1-6) of the City's municipal code.

The number of inspections that will be required for your project will vary based on the type of construction. All projects will require a final inspection. For more information about inspections, please view the appropriate information above.

To schedule an inspection, contact the Building Division at 630-262-0280 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please call at least one day in advance for residential inspections. Commercial inspections may require more time