A permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move or demolish a building or structure. Erecting, installing, enlarging, altering, repairing, removing, converting or replacing any electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing or fire safety systems also requires a permit.
A free guide to submitting building permit applications is available via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Much of the process now can be completed online at www.oak-park.us/villageview.
To ensure the most timely and cost-effective process, the following steps are recommended:
- Hire a professional, state-licensed architect to prepare your plans
- Make sure your professional contractor is registered and insured, and has the appropriate experience to fully manage your project
- Check with your contractor to make sure all subcontractors working on your project are registered with the Village before work begins
Once your permit application – including your architectural drawings – are accepted, a Village -certified plans examiner will review your drawings and provide a written report detailing any corrections that will need to be addressed. If all necessary corrections to your applications have been made, appropriate permits can be provided following a final review.
For larger projects, a representative of the Village will be available to meet with your architect and contractor to review the project before permit applications and plans are submitted. To arrange a meeting, just call 708.358.5430 or email email@example.com.