Plan Review Time

Plan Review Time for Permits

The length of time to issue a permit depends on the scope of work and completeness of information provided.

Statistics show that:

  • Villa Park issues approximately 70% of its permits Over the Counter (same day). These are typically for fences, roofing, windows (remove and replace), sump pumps, electrical upgrades, etc.
  • Of the balance of the permits that require a plan review, over 20% of the permits are issued within 1-5 days.
  • Thus, over 90% of our permits are issued within 1-5 working days.

One Stop Shop

  • Permits for more involved projects may require review and approval from Public Works / Engineering, the Fire Department, or the Health Department, in addition to Building and Zoning review. However, we will coordinate sending the information, and collecting the approvals from other departments.
  • Applicants can check the status of their permit application by calling the department. All permits are tracked from day of submission, through the day it is issued.
  • Permits are issued when approval is received from all reviewing departments, contractor information is complete, and fees are paid.
  • The Permitting Division is committed to providing quick, and responsive service for permit approvals.