Decks, driveways, fences and swimming pools all require permits. Most remodeling projects (e.g. basements or kitchen upgrades) will also require a permit, particularly if you are removing or adding walls, modifying electric or plumbing, or enlarging windows or doors.
Before beginning your project, please call Development Services at (630) 420-6100, option 2, to determine whether or not a permit is needed. Even though a permit is an additional cost, the inspections that are included as a part of the cost of the permit both ensure that the job is done in conformance with all applicable codes and that the end product is safe for you and your family.