Building Permits

Building Permits – Residential and Commercial

Building Permit Processing During COVID-19 Pandemic -  Place completed permit applications and associated permit documents on the table in the Village Hall vestibule labeled “Permit Drop-Off” or mail documents to the Building Department at Village Hall. If you are remitting any payments (plan review deposits, permit fees, bond checks, etc.), please either mail in your payment or place the payment in an envelope labeled with the address of the permit and give directly to front office staff at the Village for processing.

Article II of the Burr Ridge Building Ordinance describes the requirements for building permits.  Submit completed permit applications and required documentation to the Building Department at the Village of Burr Ridge located at 7660 County Line Rd, Burr Ridge, IL  60527.  On-line submission of permit applications is not available at this time. Please note the Village Hours and Restrictions for Commercial Contractor work to be performed as noted here.

A building permit is REQUIRED for the following:

  • construction of a new building or structure
  • addition to a building or structure
  • garages
  • sheds
  • gazebos
  • decks
  • patios
  • outdoor kitchens
  • pools and spas
  • driveway replacements
  • fences
  • work that impacts foundations
  • relocation, removal or addition of interior or exterior walls
  • 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 (ROW) is REQUIRED for any work in the public right-of-way/parkway.

A tree permit is REQUIRED for removal of more than four trees on private property.

A building permit is NOT REQUIRED for the following:

  • replacement of windows, doors, or roofing provided there is no enlargement or structural changes
  • finish work including painting, hardwood refinishing, tile replacement, carpeting

Contractor Registration is NOT REQUIRED.  However, we do ask that electricians and plumbers provide a copy of their Illinois State licenses for the permit file.


If you have specific code-related questions, contact:

Don Morris Architects, P.C. (Residential)                               (630) 920-8175

B & F Construction Code Services, Inc. (Commercial)         (847) 428-7010


If there is any question regarding the need for a permit or regarding the application for a permit, contact:

Michelle Mahlan, Permit Technician
(630) 654-8181, ext. 3010

If you have a question regarding zoning, subdivision of lots, setback requirements, variances and special uses, signs, or fences, contact:

Janine Farrell, Community Development Director
(630) 654-8181, ext. 6100