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.

Permit Service Updates During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Permits are not issued over the counter. Over the counter permits require 3-5 business days to process. Please allow two weeks for the permits that require Plan Review process.
  • Permits may be submitted online, placed in the Utility Billing drop box outside of the Ganek Municipal Center (2200 Harnish Drive) or by email ( or mailed.
  • Dropping off larger plans - make an appointment at 847-658-2700 and press 3.
  • Payments may be submitted online, mailed to Village of Algonquin, Attn: Community Development Department, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102 or dropped in the drop box at the Ganek Municipal Center. Please contact us by phone 847-658-2700, press 3, for information on how to pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).
  • Remote Virtual Inspections (RVI) are available. Click here to schedule.
  • Self Inspections are available (Windows/Doors and Roof - Ice and Water Shield) . Click here to start a guided inspection.*NEW
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):
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.

Associated Documents