The Village issues hundreds of building permits each year for project improvements ranging in size from driveway and patio replacements to the construction of new single family homes. All of these building permits are issued from, and managed out of, the building division of the Public Works Department. With residential construction activity significantly ramping up again in 2021, it is important for all to remember the key major requirements for building permits in the Village.
- Contractors are required to abide by the work hour restrictions in the Village Code; construction activity is permitted from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays. No work is permitted on Sundays or holidays. Residents should remind their contractors of permitted hour requirements.
- Building permits expire after 15 month and can be extended for additional six-month terms for an additional permit fee.
- A six-foot chain link fence is required around all new single-family construction sites that must be maintained until removal is approved by the building division. In addition, tree protection fencing is required for all private property trees eight-inch diameter or larger and all parkway trees.
- Dust control responsibilities include the adequate use of water to spray down building materials during demolition and the requirement that a wet saw be used for any concrete or masonry saw cutting.
- When contractors repeatedly violate any of the Village’s major permit requirements, fines are issued on an escalating scale. If problems continue, stop work orders can be placed for all contractor work on an entire permit site for one or more days.