The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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When permits are required…

Most construction projects, both large and small, require a permit issued by the Village.

Constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing, moving, demolishing or changing occupancy of a building or structure requires a permit. So does erecting, installing, enlarging, altering, repairing, removing, converting or replacing any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems.

The permit application process is a system of checks and balances. Larger jobs involve a minimum of five people to ensure the safest and highest quality project possible. A professional architect licensed by the state draws the plans, a certified plans examiner reviews the plans, a registered and insured contractor builds to the approved plans and professional certified staff inspects the work to ensure it is done properly.

The Village’s Development Customer Services Department can provide guidance throughout the permit application process. For more information, call 708.358.5432 or email