Permitting Division

The Village of Villa Park Permitting Division is responsible for the review and issuance of most permits in the Village of Villa Park.  The following information is provided to assist residents, businesses, contractors, and other applicants with the permitting process.


All building permits begin with a Building Permit Application (PDF). This application form is to be used for both residential and commercial permit applications. The permit application form must be filled out in its entirety, and must be signed by the property owner. Alternatively, a copy of an executed contract signed by the property owner may be submitted in lieu of the property owner’s signature on the actual permit application form.  Building Permit ApplicationAfter the permit application has been completed, permit applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:

Email the completed permit w/plans to: (the subject line should include the permit address and what the permit is for, i.e - Permit App 3000 Home Ave - Deck.

There is a drop box off in the parking lot at Village Hall. The permit documents & plans should be put in an envelope marked to the Community Development Department- Permitting. 

Community Development Department - Permitting
11 West Home Avenue
Villa Park, Illinois 60181  

Permit applications can be submitted electronically through our Permit Portal. Customers are guided through the permit application process, and can electronically submit any required drawings or documents associated with their permit application. The Permit Portal also provides the tools to track application status, respond to correction notices and comments, make payments, and download approved documents and permit.

Electronic permitting gives customers the ability to submit permit applications and review permit statuses at their convenience, even when Villa Park offices are closed.

Please note, applications submitted after hours or on weekends or holidays will begin the review process on the next business day.

 APPlying for building permits electronically

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The preferred method of electronic payment is to register and pay through Permit Portal, which accepts Credit/Debit Cards (Visa/MC/Discover), as well as Google Pay and eCheck (electronic funds transfer (direct withdrawal). 

For applications that were submitted in person or via e-mail (outside of portal), payments will be accepted for a limited time via Square:  Square Online Payments.  Square accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Google Pay. The village’s online store can be visited via the link below. Once in the store, customers should select the service they are paying for, fill out the required information, and proceed to checkout. Because the prices of building permits vary depending on the type and scope of work, customers must enter the dollar amount of the payment as the quantity to be purchased.

It is recommended that Google Chrome be used when visiting the Square website.  The website will not display correctly when using Internet Explorer.

After submitting, the permit application will either be taken in for plan review, or processed as an "over-the-counter" permit. Over-the-counter permits are issued for work that is minor in nature and does not require plan review, including roofing, windows, siding, gutters, soffit, and fascia.

For other types of projects, please refer to the Permit Application Checklists below, or contact the Permitting Division at 630-834-8505 to inquire about requirements for a particular project.

what work requires a building permit?

A building permit is required for all new buildings and for changes, improvements, and repairs to existing buildings.  Work that requires a permit includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Accessible ramps and lifts
  • Business signs
  • Changes to a building entry or exit
  • Decks/patios/gazebos/pergolas
  • Dog runs
  • Driveways/approaches/sidewalks/curbs
  • Drywall
  • Electrical
  • Fences
  • Garages
  • Insulation
  • Mechanical
  • New homes/buildings, Additions
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Shed, Gazebo, Pavilion  
  • Siding and/or windows
  • Structural member/bearing support change
  • Swimming pools/hot tubs/spas
  • Wall/partition/floor/ceiling/roof removals

There is some work for which a building permit is not required.  A permit is not required for projects that include ONLY the following work:

  • Painting
  • Carpeting
  • Tiling
  • Floor coverings

If there are any questions about whether or not a permit is required, please contact the Permitting Division at 630-834-8505 to inquire.

Contractor Requirements:

Contractors are subject to these Insurance, Bond, and License Requirements (PDF)

Building and Fire Codes

The Village of Villa Park currently operates under the following codes:

  • This list of Building and Fire Codes went into effect on April 1, 2020, adopted through Ord. 4137, with local amendments:
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Illinois Accessibility
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2014 National Electric Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

ComEd Revision to Overhead Service Attachments Requirements

ComEd is amending their requirements to Overhead Service Attachments. Effective immediately, ComEd now requires that all new service heads shall be located no more than 25’ above the ground AND must be positioned so that the service wire installation has safe access from an extension ladder. The new requirements can be accessed below:

General Contractor Registration:

All general contractors must be registered in the Village of Villa Park. The fee is $75. All general contractor licenses are valid for one year from date of issue.


All General Contractors listed on the building permit application shall show proof of a $2,000,000 aggregate insurance policy, $1,000,000 for public liability insurance, and $1,000,000 for property damage insurance. The Village of Villa Park must be listed as certificate holder and as an additional insured. The Certificate of Insurance must also include the "Additional Insured Endorsement Page".

General Contractors Application

To receive your General Contractors Card, print out and complete the General Contractors Application (PDF), and submit it with payment to:

Village of Villa Park
Permitting Division
11 West Home Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Informational Packets (PDF)

Application Checklists

Permit application checklists are provided for larger projects to assist applicants with the preparation of all the necessary materials required when submitting a permit application.

Residential Permit Application Checklists

Commercial Permit Application Checklists