Do I need a permit?

The Village recently removed a long-standing requirement to get a permit for “any projects, contracted or performed by-owner, with a value of $500 or more”. The removal of this requirement means that permits are now required based upon work type. 

Permits are commonly needed for:

    Construction and repairs of porches and decks

    Replacement or pouring of asphalt or concrete walks, driveways, and patios

    Installing brick and stone surfaces, building retaining walls 

    Tuckpointing, masonry, and chimney repairs

    Replacement or repair of windows, doors, or fences

    Constructing or demolishing a garage, shed or accessory building 

    Interior remodels of baths, kitchens, basements, or bonus rooms 

    (any combination of drywall/framing, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems) 

    Additions and other structural changes

    Replacement or addition of HVAC equipment 

Show All Answers

1. Do I need a permit?
2. Are there exceptions for when I need a permit?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. Who should apply for a permit - the owner or contractor?
5. I’m doing the work myself. Do I still need a permit?
6. What if my relative is going to help me do a job?
7. What happens if I don’t get a permit?
8. Does the Community Development Department recommend contractors?
9. Does the Community Development Department have a list of contractors that I can view?
10. How does a contractor get licensed?
11. How long does it take to get a permit?
12. How far in advance should I apply for a permit?
13. How much does a permit cost, and when do I pay for it?
14. How long are permits valid for?
15. What are construction hours?
16. Are inspections required?
17. What do I do when my job is complete?
18. What is the normal process of getting a building permit?
19. Which building codes does the Village enforce?
20. What are the requirements for different types of projects?