The Building Department issues permits for any building or property changes.  Please consult with the Building Department before making any interior or exterior changes to your property.

 

Requirements vary depending upon the project to be done.  For specific guidelines, please click on the related supplement below for more detailed instructions.

Permits are required for the following projects:

A building permit is NOT required for the following projects:
Interior finishes such as carpet, hardwood flooring, tile, paint and wallpaper
Interior non-fire rated ceiling tiles including grid
Cabinetry and furniture without electrical and plumbing connections
In-kind replacement of doors and windows (no alterations to size)
Playground equipment
Replacements of gutters and down spout
In-kind replacements of toilets, sinks, faucets and tubs
Water heaters

A permit application can be obtained by visiting the Village Hall at 874 Main Street or by clicking the links below.

Permit applications may be submitted in person or via email.  Permit applications MUST be fully completed and include a proposal of the work to be done.  Most permit submittals require a copy of the plat of survey for the property.  Additional information or copies of professional licensing may be required as well depending on the type of permit.  Please refer to the supplements for the specific submittal requirements.

Why is a building permit required?

A building permit is required to ensure that the project you are constructing conforms to the minimum standards of the Village’s adopted code.  The adopted code exists to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare.

How do I obtain a building permit application?

A permit application can be obtained by visiting the Village Hall at 874 Main Street or by clicking the links below.

Permit applications may be submitted in person or via email.  Permit applications MUST be fully completed and include a proposal of the work to be done.  Most permit submittals require a copy of the plat of survey for the property.  Additional information or copies of professional licensing may be required as well depending on the type of permit.  Please refer to the supplements for the specific submittal requirements.

How much does a building permit cost?

The cost of a permit is generally 2% of the project cost, with a minimum permit fee of $62.00, however there are other costs that may be included depending on the type of project.  If you have questions regarding fees, please call the building department at 847-395-1000.

What are construction hours?

Construction is allowed Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 7 PM.  On Sundays and holidays construction is allowed from 9 AM to 6 PM.

How can I obtain a copy of my properties plat of survey or past permits?

The building department keeps files on addresses within the Village limits according to the retention schedule set by the Secretary of State.  We have plats of survey for some properties, but not all of them.  If you are the property owner, you may call the building department and ask for a staff member to look for the file for your property.  If we have a plat of survey on file, the property owner/homeowner may have a copy at no charge.  We cannot release copies of permit files or plats of survey to a real estate agent, potential buyer, contractor, or anyone other than the property owner without a completed Freedom of Information Act Request.

What if my neighbor is doing construction, and I don't think they have a permit?

If you believe someone is working without a permit, you can call the Building Department to report it and an inspector will look into the situation.  Please keep in mind that no permit is needed for cosmetic work such as cabinets or fixtures.

Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing ordinances related to building codes, zoning, signage and property maintenance.  With an effective code enforcement program, the Village promotes, protects and improves the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Village of Antioch.

Village of Antioch Community Development Department
874 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Phone: 847-395-1000
Fax: 847-395-1920

Community Development Director Michael Garrigan, Esq, AICP, CNU-A x 311
Community Development Permit Coordinator Nancy Slazes x 302
Building Department Inspector Wally Henning x 309
Public Safety Inspector Lee Shannon x 310
Building Inspector Gary Thompson x 308