Building Permit Information

Online Permitting Now Available!

All building permit applications, payments, and inspection scheduling may now be completed entirely online through our Citizen Services portal, powered by the OpenGov licensing and permitting software platform. All plans and other documents required for permit approval may also be submitted electronically through the portal. The Applying for a Permit page contains step by step instructions for submitting applications through the portal. If you have any questions or technical issues, the Community Development Department staff is happy to assist you by email at or by phone 708-579-2320. You can also schedule an appointment and staff can provide you a one-on-one tutorial for using the system.

The Community Development Department will continue to accept permit applications and plan submittals on paper through September 30, 2023. Beginning October 1, 2023, no paper submittals will be allowed.


Most building inspections are held Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. and noon.  An inspection must be requested at least 24 hours prior to the day of the desired inspection. Inspection requests may made through the online portal. Inspections not cancelled by 4pm the business day prior to the inspection may incur a re-inspection fee of $75.