Building Permit Information
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the following documents that explain how the Village of La Grange Community Development Department intends to continue serving the public. These policies are subject to change without notice.
The Community Development Department has instituted protocols to limit physical contact with the public but continues to process permits, plan review, registrations, some inspections, and answer questions. During Phase 4 of recovery, we will not be issuing "over the counter" permits; these permits will be processed within 1 business day. See below for remote service options for these permit types.
The Community Development Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is available by phone or email during those hours. Walk-in traffic is accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. we offer staff consultations by appointment only. We encourage you to make contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote Service Options
Permit Applications by Email
Most permit applications can be accepted via email at. Staff will contact you if additional paper submittals are required.
Lobby Drop Box
There is a drop box located in the vestibule of the northeast accessible entrance to the Village Hall. The drop box is provided for you to leave your permit applications, plans, and payments. If you have questions related to the submittal that you are leaving you may call 708-579-2320 or email email@example.com.
Remote Payment Options
Payments may be mailed or left in the drop box as detailed above.The Community Development Department will also continue to process payments for contractor registrations and small permit fees over the phone at 708-579-2320.
Please see the pdf below for detailed inspection protocols. Inspection requests can continue to be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: As of January 01, 2020 all contractor registrations will renew on a calendar year basis and expire December 31 of the current year
Issuance of Permits
The Community Development Department issues building permits for all matters concerning the erection, construction, alteration, addition, removal, and demolition of buildings and structures.
The Department protects structure and property standards through the enforcement of building, electrical, and plumbing codes, as well as the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of La Grange. All construction and remodeling, including fences, swimming pools, and accessory buildings are inspected for compliance with minimum code requirement.
- Demolitions (PDF)
- Garage specifications (PDF)
- Grading / drainage review policy (PDF)
- Inspection scheduling (PDF)
- Required Inspections (PDF)
- Licensed haulers (LINK)
- Plan review requirements (PDF)
- Shed Permit Information (PDF)
- Solar Energy Systems (PDF)(effective 10/28/19 the Village will waive certain fees associated with solar energy system permits)
- Swimming pool requirements (PDF)
- Chp. 153 Swimming Pools (PDF)
For More Information
If you have any questions regarding the operations of the Village, or concerns which you would like to share, please contact Community Development at (708) 579-2320.
The Village has received the SolSmart Bronze designation from the U.S. Department of Energy for its commitment to furthering solar development.