Building and Zoning

Before applying for a ANY permit, you must get approval from McHenry County Stormwater Management Bureau. Once they send approval to Village Building Inspector, you may apply for a permit. All requests must first go through StormWater for approval, 815-334-4560

Download the appropriate forms below for application for a permit only.

Permit Information from the Building Inspector

Please do not proceed with any type of Construction, Improvements, etc. until you have received your actual permit and have paid the required fee.

The Office of the Building Inspector will assist in the filling out the necessary paperwork. Approval and permitting by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Army Corps of Engineers may also be necessary in some cases.

The Building Department is required to respond to a permit application within forty-five (45) days of receipt of the application. The building permit is good for one (1) year from the date of the issuance, and is issued to the property owner and is not transferable.

The following documents are necessary for the review of the permit application

All contractors must provide Proof of Insurance, State or Federal Licensing or Certification as applicable to their work.

Painting, Decorating and Emergency Repairs Do not require Permits.

Thank You for Your Cooperation.
If you have questions please contact the building department at 815-344-4720 or

Building Permit Application
Permanent Building Application Guidelines
Building Permit Fee Schedule and Application Procedure
Building Permit Application Part B
Building Permit Shed Info
Building Permit Add’l Info Deck