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Village of Glendale Heights
Building Permits
In order to protect property values and public safety, building permits are required for most construction projects. Secure a permit BEFORE you start to build. Projects that require a building permit include, but not limited to, the following:
If you're not sure whether a permit is required, call the Community Development Department BEFORE you start to build at 630.260.6030.

How to Apply for a Permit
Permits must be applied for at the Community Development Department located on the first floor of the Civic Center, 300 Civic Center Drive, Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139. The department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and Thursday evenings until 7:00pm.

Submittal requirements depend on the proposed project. Select the project type above or call the Community Development Department at 630.260.6030 for more information.

When a project cost is more than $10,000, plans must be prepared by and sealed by a licensed structural engineer or architect.

Permit Review
Once the permit applicaton has been turned in, reviewed and approved, the Village will call to notify you that the permit is ready to be picked up and what the permit fee will be. Sometimes changes to the plans may be required before the permit can be issued. Allow enough time to get the permit approved before you actually want to start construction. It is also best to make sure your permit is approved BEFORE purchasing building materials.

Building Codes
The Community Development Department reviews plans in general accordance with the following codes:
  • 2006 International Building Code
  • 2006 International Residential Code
  • 2006 International Mechanical Code
  • 2006 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2006 Fire Code
  • 2006 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2008 National Electrical Code
  • 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
  • 1997 Illinois Accessibility Code
It should be noted that some of these codes are subject to local amendments. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Development Department at 630.260.6030.

Inspections
A majority of construction projects require inspections by Village staff. You will be advised what inspections are required and how to schedule inspections when you pick up your permit.

Permit Fees
Please see the current building fee ordinance for permit fees.