The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Building Permit Information

The Community Development Department provides plan review, issuance of building permits, performance of field inspections, and issuance of certificates of occupancy to ensure conformance of construction in the Village with governing building codes. A building permit is required before you erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, or demolish any building or structure in the Village. Residents moving into a newly constructed home need to obtain a certificate of occupancy permit from the Community Development Department prior to moving into their home. Permit review may take up to five weeks; please plan ahead.

Effective January 19, 2022:

We have adopted New Building Codes and Fees. Click here for the details.

Online Building Permit Forms
Please fill out appropriate permit forms for your projects.

Printable Building Permit Forms
The forms below can be printed, filled out, scanned, and submitted.
Commercial Permits
Commercial permits requiring a building permit includes (but not limited to):
For commercial building permits, submit 1 electronic copy of plan and 1 paper copy of plans.
Other Permit Guide
Here are other building permit guides and information that can assist for your projects.
Building Codes
We have adopted following building codes.
Residential - Permit Required?
This list is not inclusive of all work not requiring a permit.
Miscellaneous Project Permit Required?
Driveway Cover Not allowed
Fence Repair No, if 3 sections or less
Fish Pond No, if under 24"
Garage Service Door No
Gutters and downspouts No
Patio Sitting Wall No, if under 24"
Portable Firepit No, must be 15" from the structure
Radon Mitigation Yes, if electrical needed for fan
Roof Repair No for 100 Sq. Ft. or less
Siding Repair No for 200 Sq. Ft. or Less

For further information regarding the Village's regulations for building permits, please contact the Community Development Department at (847) 658-2700, option 3 or email at or submit Online form.