General Permit Information
Projects Requiring a Permit
Permits are required for any structural, electric, mechanical, plumbing work and tree removal. are established in the Village Ordinance.
For the following projects, please complete the Minor Permit Application;
- A/C Replacement
Electrical Service Upgrade
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 values. 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 Community Development Department have many years of construction experience and apply these standards during permit review and inspection.
Plan ReviewAll plans are reviewed to ensure they meet current Village Codes and Ordinances. Plan reviews are needed to confirm architectural, civil, fire and zoning requirements are satisfied. The initial plan review will provide comments within ten (10) business days.
If you have questions regarding building permits, please contact the Building Department at (847) 587-3176.