Please submit the following minimum documentation to the Village of Wadsworth.  The Village will contact you when the completed building permit is ready to be issued.  Please note that incomplete or inaccurate application materials will significantly delay the permitting process.

 1.  Site Plan of Installation – Two (2) full-sized plans.  Include the following minimum requirements:

  • A current plat-of-survey of the property may be used (Prepared by an Illinois-registered land surveyor); 
  • Proposed driveway shall be drawn to scale on the site plan;
  • Indicate the location and size of the proposed driveway, including dimensions and setbacks for the driveway from other structures on property and from property lines;
  • Show all of the current improvements (that is, buildings, pavements, septic location, fences, etc.) already on the property;
  • Show all of the existing and proposed roadways, ditches, drainage easements, and utilities, where applicable;
  • Show all of the easements and deed restricted areas.


2. If a contractor is used, please submit a Copy of the Contract between you (the property owner) and the contractor.


3.  Complete the Village of Wadsworth Application for Building Permit.    

  • Any contractor performing work upon Village-owned property or right-of-way must submit a certificate of insurance that contains both general liability and workman’s compensation coverages that specifically names the Village of Wadsworth as an additional insured.  An indemnification agreement or waiver may also be required.


4.  Remember to call JULIE at 8-1-1 before you dig!


Note that any review and / or approval of the submitted plans and related documents does not imply that all errors and omissions are noted herein, nor does such a review and / or approval relieve the applicant from adhering to, and complying with, all applicable requirements and regulations found within the Village of Wadsworth’s Building Codes, Zoning Ordinances, and other pertinent codes, requirements, and regulations.   


Please see the current list of the Village’s Adopted Building Codes.

Official Website of Wadsworth, Illinois