To protect the health and safety of the public, Village ordinance requires building permits for construction and many home repairs. Homeowners preparing for summer repair projects should always work with their contractors to ensure that they register with the Village, obtain any required permits, display permits prominently, and schedule any required inspections. Contractors can register and apply for permits online by visiting www.oak-park.us/villageview. Unpermitted work is subject to notice and enforcement, up to and including increased permit fees, citation, and fines.
Oak Park offers a variety of services that can be accessed online from a computer, tablet or smart phone. Some of the services are managed directly by the Village, while others are third-party vendors authorized by the Village to conduct transactions.