Building Department


Summer weather has arrived!  Here are some guides for homeowners and contractors regarding driveways, decks, and swimming pools:

Residential Driveway Guide & Application

Deck Guide & Application
Supplemental Deck Guide

Swimming Pool/ Hot Tub Guide & Application
Supplemental Electric Guide

Important things to note:   
*Even if you are just replacing a pool, you still need a permit and we still need to confirm placement before we can issue the permit.   

*If you are applying for reimbursement for public sidewalk squares, make sure you tell us when applying for the permit so we can have Public Works inspect what is already existing.  Public Works requires very specific documentation before and after work is completed in order to approve for reimbursement.  

*These are the busiest months for our inspectors, so please be sure to call us 24 hours before you need an inspection to ensure you get the time you prefer.

If you are a solar panel contractor and wish to apply for a permit, please see click on the following link to view an explanation of the process:
Solar Panel Application Guide
We highly encourage all building permit applications, contractor registration applications, apartment/ condo registrations, and any other supporting correspondence be emailed to one of the following email addresses depending on the subject and we will then follow up with you as needed:
 Building Permits, Contractor Registration, Inspection Requests:, or call 708.444.4817, or call 708.444.4818 or call 708.444.4819
 Code Enforcement, Apartment/ Condo Registration, Complaints:, or call 708.444.4846