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Online permitting is now available!  Click here to enter our online permitting website.  Before you begin submitting permits online, you may want to download our online permitting walk-through.  Download the walk-through here.

Want to know if a permit is required for your project or repair?  Are you looking for permit requirements?  Please follow the links below to answer all of your permitting questions.  If you can't find the answer you're looking for on our website, please call our Community Development Department at (847) 357-4220.

If you are planning any home improvement project, please reference the below list to verify requirements specific to your project. If the type of project planned is not listed, please contact our office at (847) 357-4220 to determine if a permit is required.

Village staff is available to assist you with your permit application by answering your questions to ensure that your work is done in accordance with Village codes.

Why do you need a permit?  The permit process is needed to protect both you and the Village. It protects you from improper work done by contractors. Furthermore, it can save you money by making certain that all jobs are done correctly the first time so that they do not have to be redone to meet Village codes. Please review any of the applicable pamphlets we have on-line to assist in your development.

Standard Permit Application
Electrical Permit Application
Low Voltage Permit Application
Storage Tank Permit Application
Fence Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Utility Permit Application
Zoning Application

Basic Permit Fee Schedule

Permits for Residents:
Residential Additions/ Alterations
Basement Buildouts
Bathroom Remodel
Kitchen Remodel
Lawn Irrigation
Brick Paver Apron
Concrete Apron
Asphalt Driveway
Brick Paver Driveway
Concrete Driveway
Depressed Curb
Private Sidewalk
Brick Paver or Concrete Patio
Sanitary Sewer Clean-Out or Repair
Sump Pump Burial/Connection
Roofing Requirements

Residential permits are also required for:
Water service repairs and new water service installations, burying sump pump lines, grading and earthwork, stoops, stairs, new residential, additions, remodels, new or alterations to framing/plumbing/electrical/HVAC, roofs, furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters/boilers, fire damage, signs, hot tubs, fire places/fire pits, rooftop units, large ground mounted satellite dishes, crawl spaces, and windows or doors if changing the size or location.  Please call the department with any questions at (847) 357-4220.

Permits for Businesses:
Commercial/ Industrial New Buildings and Additions
Commercial/ Industrial Interior Build-outs and Renovations
Exterior Work (Sewer and water work, parking lot repairs, loading docks and aprons, and total site reconstructions...)

Other permits required for businesses:

Water and sewer service repairs, new water and sewer services, site work and grading, parking lot patching, sealcoating and striping, parking lot reconstructions, parking lot milling and resurfacing, new sidewalk and curb or replacements, new aprons, loading docks and driveways or replacements, roofs, new/alterations to framing/plumbing/electrical/HVAC, mezzanines, windows and doors if changing size or location,  lawn sprinklers, spray booths, fire damage, stairs, water heaters/boilers, air conditioners and rooftop units, assessor y structures, signs, fences, racking, low voltage, generators, cubicles (if utilizing new electric), ground mounted satellite dishes, and zoning occupancy permits.  Please call the department with any questions at (847) 357-4220.


Zoning Permit:

The acquisition of a “Zoning and Occupancy” permit is required for all commercial/industrial occupancies and provides you with written verification that your intended use of a building is permitted. Please be sure to secure your permit prior to committing to the buying or leasing of the property. There is no fee associated with the application which can be obtained at Community Development Counter on the main level of  the Elk Grove Village Municipal Complex at 901 Wellington Avenue, or online

Inspectional Services:
Community Development Department
Fire Department

Village Details and Standards

Permit Process Survey
Have you completed a construction permit recently?  The Community Development Department would like your feedback.  We are continuously looking to improve permit and inspection services.  Please let us know what we do well and what we could improve upon by completing a quick survey here.



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