Building Permits


The Village of Burr Ridge requires building permits for construction at residential, commercial, and industrial properties, including work occurring in the right-of-way. Detailed information about building permits and the permitting process is below. If you have additional questions, please call (630) 654-8181 x. 6170 and leave a message with your question or email permits@burr-ridge.gov. 

Applying for Permits

How do I apply for a permit?
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. Permit applications are available for download here. Online or email submission of permit applications is not available at this time.
I need a permit application for a residential property.
I need a permit application for a commercial or industrial property.
I need a permit for work in the right-of-way.
Do contractors need to be registered?
No, contractor registration is not required. However, we ask that electricians and plumbers provide a copy of their Illinois State licenses for the permit file.
Do I need a permit for...?
A permit is not required for: 
  • Finish work including painting, hardwood refinishing, tile replacement, and carpeting
  • Replacement of windows, doors, or roofing, provided there is no enlargement or structural changes
A permit is required for: 
  • 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
  • any changes in the existing grade of a property
  • any work in the public right-of-way/parkway
  • removal of more than four trees on private property
Can you provide contractor recommendations?
No, the Village cannot recommend contractors. 

After Permit Submission

What's the status of my permit application?
Please note that initial reviews of building permits will be performed within 21 business days. If it is past 21 business days, please contact us at permits@burr-ridge.gov
How do I know if my permit is ready?
If the permit is not approved, you will receive an email with the permit review comments. If the permit is ready to be issued, you will receive a phone call and an email stating the permit is ready to be picked up at the Village Hall. 
What if I have a technical code question?
For Building Code or architectural plan related technical questions, please call: 
For Zoning Code related technical questions, please call: 
  • Janine Farrell, Community Development Director (630) 654-8181 x.6100
For Engineering related technical questions, please call: 
  • Jim Miedema, Project Engineer (630) 654-8181 x. 6010

After Permit Issuance

What are permitted construction hours?
The Village's permitted construction hours can be downloaded here.
How do I schedule an inspection?
To schedule an inspection for your existing permit, please call (630) 654-8181 x. 3100 or email inspection@burr-ridge.gov. Please provide the following information: the permit number, address, contact information (phone number and name), the inspection requested, and the date requested. Inspection requests made before 3:00pm will be scheduled for the following business day. 

Building Reports

2022