Building Department

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License, Permit, and Registration Information

The Building Department ensures public safety and welfare during building construction and renovation to secure the safety of life and property from hazards related to the design, construction, repair, and occupancy of buildings through proper inspection practices. The Building Department also strives to preserve the appearance and property value through efficient and fair code enforcement.The Building Department issues all building permits, reviews all building plans, and recommends adoption of building codes in order to stay current with national/state standards. Inspectors perform building, electrical, fire, and plumbing inspections, as well as property maintenance inspections.

The Building Department has nine employees including the Building Director, Administrative Assistant, Deputy Building Commissioner and six inspectors.

Information Available through the Building Department:

  • Building Codes
  • Homeowners Manual ( a guide to the building permit process)
  • Building Design Specifications
  • Building Permit Fee Schedule and Application
  • Business Registration, Zoning and Occupancy Requirements and Application
  • Contractor Registration Requirements and Application
  • Rental Dwelling Unit Registration Requirements and Application
  • Utility Reimbursement Program
  • Impact fee schedule

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Phone: 847-949-3283

Administrative Adjudication Hearing System
Registration of Rental Housing Properties
Services Provided
Third-Party Inspection Services

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