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A homeowner can do small electrical repairs, i.e. change outlets, switches, etc., without needing a licensed electrician. However, service upgrades, modifications to existing electrical service, or new electrical work must be done by a licensed electrician with current bond and insurance.
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Interior improvements, such as remodeling, including adding, replacing or relocating plumbing fixtures, electrical, HVAC and walls require a building permit. Most exterior site improvements require a building permit.
Prior to beginning any construction or renovation work, contact the Permitting Division at 630-834-8505 to determine whether a building permit is required.
The purpose of requiring permits include to ensure that all construction meets the minimum construction standards and to ensure that all construction meets reasonable level of safety, public health and general welfare to occupants and the public.
Permit information required varies according to the complexity of the project. For the typical new construction project, you are required to submit, a building permit application, contractor information (electrician, plumber, H.V.A.C., etc. as applicable), an electronic submittal (PDF), and hard copies of the following: Plat of Survey, Site Plan, Detailed Architectural Building Plans (floor plans, elevation plans, roof plans etc.), and Engineering/Civil Plans.
Items submitted must be complete to avoid delays in the review process.
It will depend on the scope of work, the degree to which revisions are necessary, and the response time of the applicant. Simple over-the-counter permits, such as fences and roofing, are typically issued the same day, while more complex permit applications require review by several departments, and consequently take 5-10 working days for initial review.
Yes, a permit is required to install a fence. A plat of survey, location of fence and fence height and materials, are required. Fences can be placed up to the property line, but we recommend you place the posts 3 - 6 inches into your property and that you call J.U.L.I.E. toll free, 1-800-892-0123, before installing the posts.
JULIE stands for "Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators". Call JULIE toll free at 1-800-892-0213 so they can visit your property and mark the location of non-Village underground utilities.
A shed structure must be a minimum of 5 feet from the foundation to the side or the rear lot lines and a maximum 10 foot height to the peak of the roof is permitted (see Residential Garages and Accessory Structures handout).
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The job site must be maintained in a safe condition that will not cause harmful conditions for the neighbors or the general condition of the streets. Keep in mind that a construction site is a potentially dangerous site, and it is the responsibility of the property owner and/or general contractor to continually monitor the conditions, and resolve any conflicts.
The property owner is responsible for ensuring that a permit is obtained for a project before the work begins.
The permit placard should be displayed in a window so it is visible from the street.
Building permits are valid for one year from the date they were issued, provided work has been commenced, and the permit has not been suspended. Permits become invalid if the work has not started and/or has been abandoned.
A homeowner must submit a new permit application and payment of the full permit fee shall be submitted.
Revised plans shall be submitted for staff review and approval. Contact the Permitting Division, 630-834-8505, prior to making any changes to the approved permit plans. Revisions must be approved prior to inspections.
A Plat of Survey is a drawing that represents a property that has been surveyed in the field and certified by an Illinois licensed land surveyor and contains the following: A) A firm name, address and registration number. B) Professional land surveyor seal, signature, date of signing, and license expiration date. To obtain a Plat of Survey, consider the following options:
Homeowners acting as a general contractor for the home they reside in are required to fill out the form, Homeowner acting as a general contractor, and provide a copy of their homeowner’s insurance policy.
A stop work order is an order to stop all work, and is issued for improvements for which a permit has not been issued or for work which is proceeding in conflict with the approved plans or inspection procedures.
Should you have any questions regarding the assessment process and/or available exemptions, please contact the York Township Assessor’s Office located at 1502 South Meyers Road, Lombard. Phone: 630-627-3554. If your property is located north of Route 64 (North Ave), please contact Addison Township Assessor’s Office located at 401 North Addison, Addison. Phone: 630-530-8161.
The guidelines for home occupations can be found in the municipal code under Appendix C Article 6 of the Code of Ordinances.
Contact the Community Development Department at 630-433-4300, and provide staff with either an address or a parcel identification number (PIN). Staff can then provide a proper zoning classification for the property. You can also view the zoning map to determine the zoning classification of the property.