Permits & Fees

Almost every construction project that occurs in the Village requires a building permit. The building permit application process involves three main steps: application, plan review, and inspection. Our staff will work with you at each stage of the project to ensure safety and code compliance. If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, please contact us at (815) 877-6072 or view our FAQ page.

Permit Application Requirements
Residential (new single family home permits)

  • Completed building, zoning, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits
  • Proposed survey
  • Approval letter from Homeowner’s Association and/or developer, if required
  • All permit fees as per Village Code Chapter 100

Commercial & Manufacturing Construction

  • Four complete sets of architecturally stamped drawings
  • 1 complete set of digital drawings
  • A copy of the contractor licenses for roofing and plumbing contractors, if applicable
  • Food Service Businesses: submit a kitchen layout to the Winnebago County Health Department
  • Reviews will be completed by: Planning & Zoning, Engineering, Structural & MEPs, and the Fire Department

All Others

  • Permit application
  • Legible copy of legal Plat of Survey showing existing building and setbacks to lot lines
  • Contractor information, if one is being used

Permit Fee Schedule
To view the Village’s building permit fee schedule, click here.

Permit Information & Forms
For your convenience, you may now complete a variety of residential building permit applications online. See below for project specific application requirements and forms.

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