Mickey Straub
Mayor
Karen J. Thomas
Village Clerk
Steven S. Stricker
Village Administrator
 

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Building Permit Procedures

  • Introduction
  • Building Ordinance
  • Residential Permit Applications
  • Commercial Permit Applications
  • Right of Way Permits
  • Schedule an Inspection
  • Fences
  • Pools
  • Sheds, Garages, Etc.
  • Decks, Patios and Patio Walls
  • Stand-By Generators
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Building Reports

The Community Development Department is responsible for the administration of the Village's Building Ordinances. The tabs on this page provide applications for variouis permits and information about building permit procedures.

Please remember that the Village's building codes and pemrit procedures were created by and for the benefit of Village residents. All building permit procedures, codes, and fees are approved by the Board of Trustees and administrated by Village staff.

The mission of the Community Development Department is to assist residents in complying with these regulations. If you have questions which are not answered on our web site, please call the Village Hall. Specific questions regarding building codes and procedures should be directed to the following Village staff:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

     Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

Village of Burr Ridge Building Ordinance

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1124

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON NOVEMVBER 26, 2012; EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2013

To view the entire Building Ordinance in one document, please go to: Village of Burr Ridge Building Ordinance

CONTENTS 

Article I - Enactment

  1. Name of Ordinance
  2. Purpose of Ordinance
  3. Nature of Ordinance
  4. Application of Ordinance
  5. Provisions and Requirements of Ordinance

Article II - Administration and Supervision

  1. Building Commissioner
  2. Duties of Building Commissioner
  3. Deputy Building Commissioners
  4. Short Title for Building Commissioner and Deputy Building Commissioners
  5. Building Officers May Enter Premises
  6. Personal Liability of Building Officers
  1. Public Improvement Required Prior to Permit
  2. Building Permit Required
  3. Permit Waived for Ordinary Repairs
  4. Duration of Building Permits
  5. Extension of Building Permits
  6. Issuance of Permits
  7. Application for Permits
  8. Landscaping Plans
  1. Plans and Specifications to be Filed in Duplicate
  2. Plans and Specifications ‑ Essential Requirements
  3. Architect, Structural Engineer, or Licensed Design Professional Must Certify that Plans Comply...  
  4. Alterations Upon Stamped Plans Not Permitted
  5. Permit, Plans, and Specifications Must be Kept on the Job
  6. Plans and Specifications to Remain on File
  7. Code of Conduct and Permit Sign
  1. Fees for Building Permits
  2. When Permit is Valid
  1. Constructing Buildings Contrary to Approved Plans ‑ Permit Made Void by Deviation from Plans ‑ Power to Stop Work
  2. Revocation of Permit
  1. Inspection
  2. Foundation Location and Elevation Spot Survey
  3. Engineering Fees
  4. Certification of Occupancy ‑ Single Family Residential 
  5. Certification of Occupancy ‑ Other Than Single Family Residential
  6. Temporary Certificate of Occupancy – Other Than Single Family Residential
  7. Cash Performance Bond Requirements
  8. Increased Fee for Work Started Without a Permit

Article III - Miscellaneous 

  1. Occupancy of Street
  2. Driveways
  3. Right to Complete Buildings Under Outstanding Permits
  4. Building Changed or Repaired Must Comply with Ordinance
  5. Construction Materials and Methods
  6. Moving or Wrecking Buildings
  7. Elevator and Escalator Inspections and Fees
  8. Surface and Sub‑Surface Water Drainage
  9. Prohibited Times for Outside Construction
  10. Soil Erosion Control Requirements
  11. Water Meters
  12. Dumpsters on Construction Sites
  13. Temporary Sanitation Facilities on Construction Sites
  14. Street and Site Maintenance
  15. Swimming Pools
  16. Construction Fencing
  17. Depressed or Cut Curb Required for New Driveways 

Article IV - Compliance and Enforcement 

  1. Compliance with Building Ordinance Necessary
  2. Building Contrary to Building Ordinance a Nuisance
  3. Deviations of Violations, if Found ‑ Procedure
  4. Work May be Stopped ‑ Permit Cancelled
  5. Persons Subject to Penalty ‑ Nature of Penalty 

Article V - General Penalty 

  1. General Penalty 

Article VI - Construction of Ordinance

  1. Conflicts Between General and Specific Provisions
  2. Invalidity of One Portion of Ordinance Shall Not Affect Remainder 

Article VII - Adoption of Regulations 

  1. Building Regulations Adopted

  2. International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC), 2012 Edition
  3. Illinois State Plumbing Code  (ISPC), Latest Edition
  4. International Plumbing Code (IPC), 2012 Edition
  5. NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), 2011 Edition
  6. International Mechanical Code (IMC), 2012 Edition
  7. International Fuel-Gas Code (IFGC), 2012 Edition
  8. Illinois Accessibility Code (IAC), Latest Edition
  9. International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), 2012 Edition
  10. International Building Code, 2012 Edition
  11. NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2012 Edition
  12. International Fire Code (IFC), 2012 Edition
  13. International Existing Building Code (IEBC), 2012 Edition
  14. International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IEBC), 2012 Edition
  15. International Swimming Pool and Spa (ISPS, 2012 Edition

The Burr Ridge Building Ordinance states that it is "unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to commence or to perform or engage in any work in connection with the construction, erection, enlargement, remodel­ing, altering, repairing, raising, lowering, underpinning, change of use, moving or wrecking of any building, structure or portion thereof without having first made application to and secured the necessary permit therefor.  Any person, firm or corporation so doing shall be subject to the general penalty for violation of the Building Ordinance."

A permit is required for the construcdtion of a new home and for the construction of an addition to an existing home. A permit is also required for any construction work that includes alterations to plumbing or electrical facilities; construction or demolition of new walls, doors or windows; or changes to any structural members of the house including floor and cieling joists. Common residential alteration permits include basement, kitchen and bathroom remodelings.

The following permit packets provide a permit application form and all other information needed to apply for a building permit. Please print the application forms in color.

Building Permit Packet for New, Single-Family Residence

Building Permit Packet for Addition to a Single-Family Residence

Building Permit Packet for an Alteration to a Single-Family Residence

Building Permit for Demolition of a Single-Family Residence

Construction without a permit is subject to a stop work order and substantial penalties and fees. If you are unsure of whether you need a permit or have any other questions about building permits, please contact one of the following staff members:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

     Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

The Burr Ridge Building Ordinance states that it is "unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to commence or to perform or engage in any work in connection with the construction, erection, enlargement, remodel­ing, altering, repairing, raising, lowering, underpinning, change of use, moving or wrecking of any building, structure or portion thereof without having first made application to and secured the necessary permit therefor.  Any person, firm or corporation so doing shall be subject to the general penalty for violation of the Building Ordinance."

The following permit packets provides a permit application form and all other information needed to apply for a non-residential building pemrit. Please print the application form in color.

Building Permit Packet for New, Non-Residential Building

Building Permit Packet for Addition to Existing Non-Residential Building

Building Permit Packet for Alteration of Existing Non-Residential Building

Building Permit Packet Other Non-Residential Projects

Construction without a permit is subject to a stop work order and substantial penalties and fees. If you are unsure of whether you need a permit or have any other questions about building permits, please contact one of the following staff members:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

     Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

 

Chapter 12 of the Burr Ridge Municipal Code requires a right-of-way permit for most work to be performed in the public right-of-way. The public right-of-way includes the streeet and the area between the front lot line and the street (typicially, the area 15 feet inside the curb is located in the public right-of-way). Examples of projects that require a right-of-way permit include utliity hook-ups, excavation in the street or parkway, modifications to driveways that include the removal or addition of curbs or driveway pavement, tree planting, and any work that requires a J.U.L.I.E. locate (marking of underground utilities). Examples of work that do not require a right-of-way permit include construction or maintenance of sprinkler systems, mailbox installations, seal coating of driveways, and any work concurrently authorized by another permit issued for an adjoining property.

The following links will provide you with a permit application and information about right-of-way permits::

Right-of-Way Permit for Residential Properties

Right-of-Way Permit for Non-Residential Properites

If you have further questions about a right-of-way permit or any other permits, please contact one of the following staff members:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

 

Schedule an Inspection

Inspections called in by 3:00 PM can be scheduled for the next day.  Call (630) 654-8181 and leave the following information on the voice mail:

  • Permit number
  • Address and lot number of construction site
  • Type of inspection
  • Date of requested inspection
  • Phone number where you can be reached if necessary

Most inspections typically occur between 9 AM and 12 Noon, however, they can occur later depending on the quantity of inspections scheduled for that day.  Only footing and foundation form inspections may have a specified AM time.   All residential plumbing inspections are completed after 3:30 PM.   

The Village of Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance regulates all fences in the Village.  First and foremost, a permit is required for all fences in the Village of Burr Ridge..  No fence should be constructed without first obtaining a permit from the Village Hall. To download a fence permit application form and additional information about applying for a permit, please click on:

Fence Permit Application

Residential fences cannot exceed 5 feet in height, must be at least 50% open and are restricted to the rear yard of residential properties. Fences are not permitted in side yards or front yards. Fence posts and supports must face the interior of the lot and chain link, solid, or barbed wire fences are prohibited. All fences in non-residential districts require special use approval by the Village Board after review by the Plan Commission.

For complete details of the regulations pertaining to fences, please go to Section IV.J of the Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance. If you have further questions about fences and fence permits, please contact one of the following staff members:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

The Village of Burr Ridge Building and Zoning Ordinances regulate the construction of all swimming pools and spas in the Village.  A permit is required to construct a swimming pool or a spa.  Go to the following link to download the permit application and other information for construction of a pool or spa in the Village of Burr Ridge.

Permit Application for a Pool or Spa

Pools and spas are restricted to the area behind the rear wall of the house. The combined area of all accessory structures and buildings, including pools, spac and pool decking, in a rear yard cannot exceed 30% of the rear yard. If you have further questions about a pool or spa permit please contact one of the following staff members:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

 

The Village of Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance categorizes all sheds, detached garages, gazebos, pool houses, barns and similar buildings in residential districts as "Detached Accessory Buildings" with a common set of regulations. A permit is required for all detached accessory buildings. To download a permit application form and additional information about applying for a permit, please click on:

Building Permit Application for Detached Accessory Buildings

A word of caution....be sure to check for any restrictive covenants recorded against your property which regulate detached accessory buildings and other structures. Even if you do not have an active homeowners association, there may be restrictive covenants.  The Village does not have such records.  A copy of any restrictive covenants should have been given to you at the time that you purchased your property. Covenants are recorded against the land; once you have the document number from your title report, you can obtain a recorded copy from the County Recorder.

Zoning Regulations for Detached Accessory Buildings on Residential Properties: Detached accessory buildings are restricted to the rear yard of a residential property. The size, height, and location of detached buildings vary by Zoning District. To check the zoning of your property, please click on the following: Zoning Map. Once you determine the zoning district for your poperty, you may access more detailed zoning information in Section IV.H of the Zoning Ordinance. Specific questions regarding regulations and procedures for detached accessory buildings should be directed to the following Village staff:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

     Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

The Village of Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance regulates the construction of all accessory structures on residential properties in the Village.  Accessory structures include decks, patios, patio walls, sidewalks, and similar structures. A permit is required to construct most accessory structures including decks, patios, and patio walls.  If you are not sure if you need a permit for your project please contact Village staff (see contact information below). For decks, patios, and patio walls, the folloing links will provide you with information about the regulations and the permit process and include permit applications for decks, patios, and patio walls:

Permit Application for Residential Deck

Permit Application for Patio and/or Patio Walls

Residential decks, patios, and patio walls must be located in the side or rear yard of a property and the combined area of all accessory structures and buildings in a rear yard cannot exceed 30% of the rear yard. If you have further questions about decks and and deck permits, please contact one of the following staff members:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

 

The Village of Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance regulates the construction of stand-by generators for residential properties in the Village. A permit is required for a stand-by generator.  The following link will provide you with a permit application and information about the regulations and the permit process for a stand-by generator:

Permit Application for a Stand-By Generator

If you have further questions , please contact one of the following staff members:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000

 

The Village of Burr Ridge Zoning Ordinance regulates the construction of all accessory structures on residential properties in the Village.  Accessory structures include decks, patios, patio walls, outdoor kitchens, and similar structures. A permit is required to construct all of these listed strucsures and most other accessory structures.  If you are not sure if you need a permit for your project please contact Village staff (see contact information below). The following link will provide you with a permit application and information about the regulations and the permit process for an outdoor kitchen::

Permit Application for an Outdoor Kitchen

Most outdoor kitchens are constructed concurrent with the construction of a deck or patio. Pleasae also refer to the tab above for Decks, Patios, and Patio Walls for information about a deck or patio permit. A single permit application may be submitted for the construction of an outdoor kitchen and a patio or deck. However, all of the directions and regulations contained in both permit packets must be followed. If you have further questions about outdoor kitchens or any other permits, please contact one of the following staff members:

Julie Tejkowski, Building and Zoning Assistant
jtejkowski@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, extension 3010

Doug Pollock, Community Development Director
dpollock@burr-ridge.gov; (630) 654-8181, ext. 3000