BUILDING PERMITS – RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS Building permits are required for all construction and homeowner projects. Whether the work is completed by the homeowner or a contractor, all contractors that work on the project are required to register with the Village prior to proceeding with the project. Construction projects include but are not limited to: sheds, decks, pools (both in ground and above ground), fences, roofs, lawn irrigation, siding, window replacement, etc. General building information for any of these types of projects can be found in the Building Guide for Miscellaneous Projects. The process of obtaining a building permit for a home improvement project is as follows:
The review and approval time can be up to two weeks, so please allow ample time when planning your project. For small projects such as fences, decks, roofs and above ground pools, a verbal approval can be issued typically within a 48 hour time period.
The minimum fee for a building permit is $30.00. The fee for all of the permits listed below, except for garages, remodeling, room additions and in-ground swimming pools, will be $30.00. The specification sheets and forms listed below will help you complete your permit and project in accordance with the Village Building Code. The absence of a specification project does not mean a permit is not required. If you are not sure if a permit is required or have questions, please contact the Community Development at (815) 462-6490. PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Permits are not required for the following projects: paver or concrete patios, private sidewalks, landscaping and decorative features, gutters, swing sets or play houses less than 100 sq. ft. The above list is not intended to be a complete list of permitted projects and if your proposed project is not listed, please contact Village staff to inquire about local regulations PROJECT GUIDES Building Guide for Miscellaneous ProjectsCONTRACTOR REGISTRATION Contractor Registration Application BUILDING CODE AMENDMENTS Village of New Lenox Code Amendments
Miscellaneous Project Guide
Remodeling Project Guide
Contractor Registration Application