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The Building Department, located in the Municipal Building at 2350 South 25th Avenue, is responsible for the enforcement of all provisions of the Building Code and other ordinances related to construction.

Inspections of buildings or structures being either newly built or renovated/altered must comply with the provisions of the Building Code.

Building Department Number
(708) 345-8174Building Department Address
2350 South 25th AvenueBuilding Department Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat. & Sun.: closed

For ordinance information, please refer to the Regulations page of this website, or call the Building Department.

For downloadable forms, please refer to Forms in the Services page of this website, or call the Building Department.

Building Permits

A Building Permit is required for any changes or improvements made to a residence, multi-family complex, business or industrial structure, or empty lot. A permit is issued after Village inspections determine if the structure is in full compliance with al Village codes.

To be sure you are in complete compliance with Village requirements, please contact the Building Department before beginning any work. The permit fee is nominal and could save you money and time, and eliminate unnecessary mistakes.

Routine repairs/maintenance: The following type of routine repair and maintenance work does not require a permit: painting, tuck pointing, replacing gutters, repair and patching work.

Roof Replacement/Repairs: The complete replacement of a roof does require a permit, while the replacement of a few shingles does not.

Certificates of Occupancy

Before the completion of a sale of any property (residential, commercial or industrial), the property owner must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from the Building Department. This certificate is issued after Village inspectors determine that the property for sale is in full compliance with all Village codes. Please call the Building Department to request a Certificate of Occupancy.

Certificates of Registration

All contractors and subcontractors are required to obtain a Certificate of Registration from the Building Department before beginning any work in the Village.

A bond in the amount of $5,000 is also required. Certificate and bond fees are in addition to currently required permit fees, and are based on total cost of work being performed.

Satellite Dishes

Any resident wishing to erect a satellite dish is required to consult with the Building Commissioner prior to its installation to ensure compliance with all existing building codes and ordinances.

Grass/Weed Height

The owner or occupant of the premises must keep all weeds, grass and other growth, other than ornamental shrubbery, trees and flowers, trimmed to a height of 10 inches or less from the ground. Any growth in excess of this height is considered a nuisance, with the owner subject to citation.