Building Permits & Inspections
Now Offering Express Permitting
To obtain an express permit (permits which can be issued without a formal review process), the below requirements must be met:
- Contractor(s) must be currently registered PRIOR to applying for permits
- Submittal must be complete (all documentation, property owner signature & contractor signature are required)
- Application fee is due at the time of the submittal ($100). Any remaining balance for permit fee and/or inspection fee(s) are due at time of permit issuance.
- Please be aware, Express Permits may take up to 1 full business day to process, depending upon volume of work load.
NOTICE - The following changes have gone into effect:
Beginning November 1, 2019 – Fire Department "deferred" submittals are no longer acceptable - all plans shall be submitted for review at the start of a project along with any other plan sets. Permits will not be issued until all plan reviews are approved.
Beginning January 1, 2020 – All permit submittals will require a non-refundable application fee of .4% (.004) of the construction cost (minimum fee $100). Applications submitted without this fee will not be accepted. (For example, any projects with a construction cost of $25,000 or lower will be the minimum fee of $100)
Many home and business (commercial) renovation and remodeling projects require a permit before work begins - contact us if you have questions as to whether or not your project requires a permit. Projects that require Building Permits include, but are not limited to the following:
- additions (including covered porches)
- antennas (commercial)
- decks and pergolas
- electrical (and services/upgrades)
- fences (if installed, repaired/replaced more than 8 linear feet)
- flat work: asphalt, concrete and pavers (driveways, patios, walks, etc.)
- HVAC and other mechanicals
- landscaping that affects drainage and flood ways
- masonry replacement/repair
- new accessory buildings and structures
- new principal buildings and structures
- pergolas and porches
- remodeling, renovations, or repairs
- roofing (repairs and tear offs)
- water heaters
- windows and exterior doors
Visit the Document Center to print out copies of required submittal documents such as:
- General Permit Application (required with every construction/installation project - along with pertinent Specifications Sheets)
- Deck Specifications
- Electric Car Charger Specifications
- Fence Specifications
- Flatwork (Driveways, Patios, Walkways) Specifications
- Hen Coop Specifications
- Parking Lot Specifications
- Pool and Spa Specifications
- Roof Specifications
- Shed Specifications
- Sign Specifications
- Solar (Panel Array) Specifications
- Tent Permit
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The Village of Westmont has adopted the 2012 ICC International Building Code (and IRC, IFC, IPMC, IMC, IFGC, etc.), with Local Amendments. See Westmont Municipal Code, Chapter 18, Article V, Section 18-62 for complete list of adopted codes and amendments.
As indicated above, building/construction requiring a permit includes, but is not limited to: residential and/or commercial new construction, roofs, decks (and deck repair), fences, garages, sheds, driveways, demolition, patios, sidewalks (public or private), elevators, balconies (and balcony repair), foundation repairs, fire restoration, miscellaneous concrete work, antennas, temporary tents, awnings, hot tubs, truss repairs, windows, temporary fences, swimming pools (in ground and above ground), stairs, porches, and interior and exterior alterations (including additions).
A Plat of Survey that is not altered in size - reduced or enlarged, to scale and indicates all current conditions, including, but not limited to house, garage, sheds, patios, walkways, and driveways, may be required for submittal with application.
A Site Plan which is, typically, a copy of the plat of survey that indicates the location of proposed work and, when necessary, the distance of construction to each lot line and exterior dimensions of the proposed construction may be required for submittal with detailed drawings or plans.
Plumbing Code Information
The Village of Westmont has adopted the 2014 Illinois State Plumbing Code, with Local Amendments. See Westmont Municipal Code, Chapter 18, Article V, Section 18-122 for amendments.
Plumbing work requiring a permit includes, but is not limited to: residential and/or commercial new construction, interior and exterior alterations (including additions), underground sprinkler systems, fire restoration, and water taps.
Plumbing Specification Sheets are available at the Community Development Department and must be filled out, and signed, by a Licensed Plumber.
Electrical Code Information
The Village of Westmont has adopted the 2011 National Electric Code, with Local Amendments. See Westmont Municipal Code, Chapter 18, Article V, sections 18-188 and 18-189 for amendments. Electrical work requiring a permit includes, but is not limited to: residential and/or commercial new construction, interior and exterior alterations (including additions), low voltage wiring (burglar alarms), electric services, signs, garages, hot tubs, fire restoration, demolition, swimming pools (in ground and above ground).
Electrical Specification Sheets are available at the Community Development Department.
Sign Code Information
Per Village of Westmont Code, Article XI. Signs, all signs - both temporary and permanent, which includes "face changes," are subject to permitting requirements.
Sign Specification Sheets are available at the Community Development Department.
Sign Specification Sheets must be submitted with sign permit applications indicating location of sign on building (elevation drawing for wall signs) or lot (Plat of Survey required for ground signs). Legible drawing of the sign including dimensions and specifications, written consent of owner of building, indication of existing signage locations and dimensions, and any additional information as required by the Community Development Department Director.
Please note that there are also requirements for political signs (used during elections).
Additional application materials are required for Electronic Message Board Signs. Please review Appendix A, Article XI, Section 11.11(Y)(4)(g) for details.
Inspections are required for determination of compliance with submitted plans for all projects and it is the responsibility of the Permittee to notify the Community Development Department to schedule any, and all, inspections. Construction Certificate(s) of Occupancy will NOT be issued without approval of the required proper inspections.
- Inspection requests shall be made by 3:00 pm at least one (1) business day prior to the intended scheduled date.
- Inspections are performed Monday through Friday during our normal business hours; and are scheduled either "a.m." or "p.m.".
- All approved plans and necessary equipment must be on site and made available to Inspectors.
- "Final Inspections" are required for ALL Permits issued.
- Failure to call for an inspection may result in forfeiting of cash bond and Permit: and will be considered a violation of the Building Code.
- The minimum charge for any Residential inspection, or missed inspection, or re-inspection shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). Commercial inspection, missed inspection, or re-inspection is one hundred dollars ($100.00)
- At least one (1) inspection is required within any six (6) month period, or the Permit becomes invalid.
If you have any questions regarding permits and inspections, please contact the Community Development Department at the Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy, 1st floor, or call 630-981-6250.