A building 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.
The local building permit application process is completed online at www.oak-park.us/villageview. A free guide to submitting building permit applications is available via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure the most timely and cost-effective building permit process, the Village recommends that you consider the following:
- Hire a professional, state-licensed architect to prepare your remodeling/build-out plans
- Make sure your contractor is registered with the Village, is appropriately insured and has the type of experience needed to manage your project
- Make sure all subcontractors working on your project are registered with the Village before construction work begins
Once your building permit application and any required architectural drawings are submitted online, a certified Village plan 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 are made, the appropriate building permits can be approved.
For larger projects, a Village representative will meet with your architect and contractor to review the project before permit applications and plans are submitted.
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