Building Permits

The Community Development Department is responsible for the administration of the Village's Building Ordinances. The quick links, on the left, lead to the applications and information about the more common permits that are required.

Article II of the Burr Ridge Building Ordinance describes the requirements for building permits. A building permit is required for the construction of a new building or structure and for an addition to a building or structure.  A permit is required for garages, sheds, gazebos, decks, patios, sheds, outdoor kitchens, pools and spas, driveway replacements, and fences.  A permit is required for work that impacts foundations; for the relocation, removal or addition of interior or exterior walls; and for plumbing and electrical alterations or additions.  A grading permit is required for any changes in the existing grade of a property.  A right-of-way permit is required for any work in the public right-of-way/parkway.  A permit is not required for the replacement of windows, doors or roofing provided there is no enlargement or structural changes.

The Village's building codes and permit 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. Any property owner planning improvements should first look for the permit packet in one of the adjoining permit application links.  If there is any question regarding the need for a permit or regarding the application for a permit, please contact one of 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

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