How long is the permit process?

Permits are not issued the same day that they are submitted. Permits are reviewed by the Building and Safety Division staff in the order in which they are received. However, the permit process can be naturally expeditious if all required information is submitted accurately and completely from the start. Generally, the process takes 7 to 10 business days.

Since the application process varies depending on the type of development proposed, we encourage applicants to speak to our staff before applying for any permits. Applicants may request for a preliminary plan review. Preliminary plan reviews provide answers to all of your questions and concerns regarding the proposed project. Please complete the Preliminary Plan Review Form here.

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1. Does the Building and Safety Division recommend contractors?
2. Does the Village have a grant program for installing flood prevention devices?
3. How do I check on the status of a building permit application?
4. How do I obtain a building permit?
5. How does a contractor become registered with the Village?
6. How long is the permit process?
7. Does ComEd Provide Any Guidance on Installing Electrical Service?
8. I found a violation notice on my door knob from Community Development. What should I do now?
9. I live in an apartment, and I am unhappy with my landlord. What can I do?
10. I am doing the work myself. Do I still need a permit?
11. My neighbor is causing a nuisance. How can I file an anonymous report?
12. What do I do when my project is complete?
13. When are permits required?
14. When do I need building permit inspections, and who do I call?
15. Why should I get a permit?