Building Permits

Permit Requirements
Building permits are required for most home improvements or additions so that the building inspectors may inspect the job for safety, zoning, compliance, and sound construction practice.

Building Codes and Building Permits are required in order to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of Romeoville. Building Codes and Permits provide a way of ensuring that the minimum standards of construction are adhered to. They also ensure that all contractors are registered and bonded with Village. In this way, the Village helps ensure that the work is done properly and that the interest of the homeowner is protected.

Most construction requires a permit. Therefore, for your own protection and best interest it is always wise to check with the Building Division before beginning any construction, alteration, or repair. Failure to obtain a building permit could result in fine or an order to stop work.
Work Requiring Permits
Before beginning any project, it is important to check with the Building Division at
815-886-7200 to see if a permit is or is not required. Listed are common types of home improvements that require permits:
  • Concrete Work - any
  • Decks
  • Driveways and Curb Cuts
  • Electrical Service
  • Fences
  • Fire Places
  • Garages
  • New Residences
  • Patios
  • Plumbing
  • Porches
  • Residential Additions
  • Roof Work
  • Sewer Repairs
  • Storage Sheds
  • Swimming Pools
  • Windows and Siding
  • Wood Stoves