When do I need a Building Permit?

Building permits give you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications.  The Village of Wadsworth requires building permits for all projects resulting in an alteration or an improvement to a property.  In general, minor changes, such as painting and property maintenance, do not require a permit.  
The best way to find out if your project requires a permit is to call
the Building & Zoning Department at (847) 336-7771
PLEASE NOTE: Any construction work started without first applying for a permit shall be subject to a permit fee double the amount of the usual fee.
(Village Code 8-2-3 E.)

Examples of Work Requiring a Permit 
  • Addition           
  • Air Conditioning  
  • Building Demolition
  • Deck
  • Driveway       
  • Electrical Work
  • Fence 
  • Fire Pit 
  • Fireplace
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Furnace
  • Garage 
  • Gazebo
  • Generator
  • Interior Demolition
  • Lawn Sprinkler System
  • Low Voltage Security System 
  • New Building
  • Patio
  • Plumbing Work 
  • Remodel
  • Roofing
  • Septic System 
  • Shed
  • Sidewalk
  • Siding, Gutters, Soffit, and Fascia
  • Structural Systems
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tenant Buildout
  • Tree Removal
  • Walkways
  • Water Heater
  • Windows & Doors
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