General Permit Information

Projects Requiring a Permit 
Permits are required for any structural, electric, mechanical, plumbing work and tree removal.  Permit fees are established in the Village Ordinance.  

For the following projects, please complete the Minor Permit Application

    A/C Replacement
    Electrical Service Upgrade
    Furnace Replacement
    Roofing (Tear off or Re-Roof)
    Sewer/ Water Service Repair
    Water Heater Replacement
    Windows, Doors Replacement

For all other projects, including, but not limited to, the following, please complete the Major Permit Application
             Accessory Structures                          Fence                                                             Patio/ Walkway/ Stoop
             Additions or Alterations                     Fill/ Grading                                                Parking Lot
             Basement Finishing                             Floodplain Development                        Plumbing 
             Deck/ Balcony                                       Garage                                                           Retaining Wall (where over 4' tall)
             Demolition- Interior                             Gazebo/ Pergola                                       Seawall
             Demolition- Building                           HVAC                                                              Shed     
             Domesticated Fowl Coop                 Irrigation System                                        Signage
             Driveway                                                  New Residential Building                       Swimming Pool
             Electrical                                                  New Commercial Building                     Tree Removal 

Why Do I Need a Permit?                                                                                                                                                          

A building permit helps ensure safe construction and protects home value. The Village of Fox Lake has adopted nationally recognized building codes that reflect safe and modern construction practices. The trained and knowledgeable staff in the Building and Community Development Department has many years of construction experience and apply these standards during permit review and inspection.

Permit Application- Major
Permit Application- Minor
Permit Application- Signage
Permit Application- Tree Removal
Permit Application- Watershed Development


If you have questions regarding building permits, please contact the Building Department at (847) 587-3176.