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

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Village of Burr Ridge Zoning Regulations

  • Introduction
  • Zoning Ordinance
  • Building Ordinance
  • Residential Building Permit Application
  • Schedule an Inspection
  • Fences
  • Sheds, Garages, Etc.
  • Decks, Patios and Patio Walls
  • Pools
  • Home Occupations
  • Residential Parking Restrictions
  • Building Reports
  • Commercial Building Permit Application

The Community Development Department is responsible for the administration of the Village's Zoning and Building Ordinances. The tabs on this page provide basic information about zoning regulations, building codes, and related procedures.

Please remember that the Village's building and zoning regulations were created by and for the benefit of Village residents. All zoning and building standards are approved by the Board of Trustees, with the advice of the Plan Commission, and only after review and consideration at public meetings. The contribution of Village residents as members of the Board of Trustees and the Plan Commission, and paritcipation of residents at public meetings is a primary reason why Burr Ridge is A Very Special Place.

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 zoning and 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 Zoning Ordinance

ORDINANCE NUMBER 834

ADOPTED AUGUST 11, 1997
AS AMENDED THROUGH MAY 13, 2013

To view the Burr Ridge zoning map, please go to: Village of Burr Ridge Zoning Map

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

Sections I & II - Title, Purpose, and Intent
Section IX - Office Districts
Section III - Interpretation and Separability
Section IX.C - O-1 District
Section IV - General Regulations for All Districts
Section IX.D - O-2 District
Section V - Zoning Districts
Section X - General Regulations for Manufacturing Districts
Section VI - General Regulations for Residence Districts
Section X.D - R-A District
Section VI.B - R-1 District
Section X.E - L-I District
Section VI.C - R-2 District
Section X.F - G-I District
Section VI.D - R-2A District
Section XI - Off-Street Parking and Loading
Section VI.E - R-2B District
Section XII - Non-Comforming Buildings, Structures and Uses
Section VI.F - R-3 District
Section XIII - Administration
Section VI.G - R-4 District
Section XIV - Rules and Definitions
Section VI.H - R-5 District
Section XV - Violation Penalty and Enforcement
Section VI.I - R-6 District
Appendix - Building Height Measurement
Section VI.J - County Line Rd Overlay District
Appendix - Buildable Areas for a 5-Sided Lot
Section VII - General Regulations for Transitional Districts
Appendix - Buildable Area for a Pie Shaped Lot
Section VII.B - T-1 District

Appendix - Location of AC Units and Generators

Section VII.C- T-2 District
Appendix - Former R-4 District
Section VIII - General Regulations for Business Districts
Appendix - Former R-6 District
Section VIII.B - B-1 District
Appendix - Parking Lot Dimensions
Section VIII.C - B-2 District
Appendix - Driveway Regulations

Village of Burr Ridge Building Ordinance

ORDINANCE NUMBER 1124

ADOPTED NOVEMBER 26, 2012

The Village of Burr Ridge Board of Trustees adopted the 2012 model building codes with specfied local amendments on November 26, 2012. These codes are listed in the revised Article VII below. All permit applications received after January, 1, 2013 will be subject to the new building ordinances.

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), 2003 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 pemrit. 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

Demolition Permit for 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

Schedule an Inspection

Inspections called in by 3:00 PM can be scheduled for the next day.  Call 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 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 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 allows certain business activities on residential propeties that are conducted by the residents of the property and are clearly incidental and secondary to the principal residential use. Although a permit, business license or other Village approval is NOT required for a home occupation, all home occupations must comply with the specific regulations contained in Section IV.K of the Zoning Ordinance. Those regulations may be downloaded at the following link:

Home Occupation Regulations

If you have further questions about home occupations please contact:

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 generally restricts parking on residential properties to the parking of personal, passenger vehicles only. The rules and regulations pertaining to the parking and storage of commercial vehicles and recreational vehicles on residential properties may be downloaded via the following links:

Parking of Trucks, Commercial Vehicles and Buses on Residential Properties

Parking and Storage of Recreation Vehicles and Trailers on Residential Properties

Specific questions regarding these regulations 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 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 packet 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.

Non-Residential Building Permit Packet

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