Brick Paver Aprons are located between the curb and public sidewalk. Apron width shall not exceed the width of the driveway at the sidewalk. The apron width at the curb shall not extend past the property line, and the apron must be 2’ from the side property line at the public sidewalk.
• The concrete public sidewalk must be maintained through the driveway/apron area and cannot be constructed of brick pavers.
• The sidewalk through the driveway/apron must be in an acceptable condition free from cracks, spalling and settlement. The Permittee will be required to remove and replace the sidewalk if it is found to be in poor condition prior to the installation of the brick pavers.
• Brick Pavers must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. The specifications must be included as part of the permit submittal.
• Stone base shall be a minimum of 12" thick, and shall be of stone gradation CA-6.
• The Permittee may choose to replace the existing curb and gutter with a depressed curb. This shall be accomplished by saw cutting and removing the limits of existing curb and gutter and replacing it with depressed curb and gutter prior to the installation of brick pavers. (Depressed Curb Detail and Specifications) “Sawing off” or removing the top of the curb only is not permitted.
• The Contractor must have an approved Certificate of Insurance and a Surety (License and Permit) Bond on file with the Village prior to issuance of the permit.
• The Contractor will be required to post a refundable cash bond when the permit is issued.
THE PERMIT PROCESS
• Obtain a permit application and hold harmless agreement from the Department of Community Development, which is located on the Main Level of the Charles J. Zettek Municipal Building at 901 Wellington Avenue, or on-line at www.elkgrovepermits.com.
• Return the completed application to the Department of Community Development with a copy of the Plat of Survey showing the location and dimensions of the proposed apron improvement at the front property line and at the curb. (Or upload the plat online.)
• Submit a copy of the brick paver manufacturer’s specifications.
• Submit a copy of the signed Hold Harmless Agreement.
• After you receive your permit, make sure to call for your required inspection(s). You can also schedule the inspections online.
Inspections allow Village staff to physically view the Contractor’s work and make sure the Village codes and requirements are followed.
• Stone Base Inspection (12" depth of stone base required)
Permittee/Contractor must schedule an inspection prior to brick paver installation to ensure that proper stone base depth and compaction have been achieved and that the proper edge restraints have been installed.
• Requesting Inspections
To schedule an inspection, contact the Department of Community Development at (847)357-4220, Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. Requests for inspections must be made 24 hours in advance. Please have your permit number ready when you call.
• Final Inspection and Bond Refund
Once work has been completed, including restoration, the Permittee/Contractor must complete the Request for Bond Refund form and return it to the Department of Community Development. A final inspection will then be performed by the Village. Providing all work is done correctly, the bond will be refunded.
For Detailed Specifications click on:
• Residential Driveway/Apron General Specifications
• Residential Driveway/Apron Brick Paver Specifications
• Residential Brick Paver Apron Standard Detail
• Brick Paver Edge Restraint Detail 1 of 2
• Brick Paver Edge Restraint Detail 2 of 2
• General Residential Driveway Permit Information
• Brick Paver Installation Hold Harmless Agreement
• Request for Bond Refund Form
WHY APPLY FOR A PERMIT
The Village of Elk Grove requires a permit for the installation of a Brick Paver Apron. By applying for a permit, the Village is able to supply the Permittee/Contractor with the necessary information and details to ensure this improvement meets Village codes and requirements.