Building Division

BUILDING STANDARDS

Building permits are required by the Village as a means of protection. Permits establish criteria and standard practices to protect you, your family, neighbors, and your considerable investment. The permit process insures that: 

  • Contractors are properly licensed and bonded.
  • Work complies with building and life safety codes.
  • A level of quality work is maintained throughout the Village.
  • Appropriate building setbacks are maintained, and property lines are not compromised.

PERMIT REVIEW

Village code officials are here to ensure that your construction project is built right, will be safe, and will last. The length of review time depends partly on the type of work being proposed and the trades involved. For an estimated review time, you may ask department staff at time of submittal, but typically most building permits can be processed in 5-10 business days. Please note, this does not include projects requiring variances or large additions and developments.

If you have any questions during the review process, don’t hesitate to contact the Village at (630) 773-5568 or commdev@itasca.com.

Note: Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks for plan review and permitting.

This notice is intended to provide only a summary of certain regulations and procedures pertaining to the issuance of a building permit within the Village of Itasca. Each applicant is responsible for full compliance with all applicable codes and regulations. Please contact our office at (630) 773-5568 should you have any questions or concerns. 

BUILDING PERMIT TIME LIMITS

The Village Board adopted Ordinance 1711-14 which limits the time a building permit, once issued, is valid. Permits for residential construction, except multi-family construction, are valid for 12 months. Permits for all commercial, industrial, and multi-family construction of less than 100,000 square feet are valid for 12 months. For construction projects greater than 100,000 square feet but less than 200,000 square feet, a permit is valid for 18 months. For construction projects greater than 200,000 square feet, a permit is valid for 24 months.

The Community Development Director may grant extensions for additional periods of time, provided certain additional fees are paid at the time each extension is granted. Any permitted work that is not completed by the permit expiration date(s), including extensions, must be maintained in a safe condition. Should the owner or permit holder fail to remedy an unsafe condition, the Village may take steps to make the structure or site safe at the owner’s expense.

Ordinance 1711-14 became effective January 1, 2015. View Ordinance 1711-14 (PDF).

APPLICABLE CODES

The Village of Itasca has adopted the following building codes with local amendments:

  • 2006 International Building Code
  • 2006 International Fire Code
  • 2006 International Mechanical Code
  • 2006 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2006 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
  • 2006 International Residential Code
  • 2008 National Electrical Code
  • 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code
  • 2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Illinois Accessibility Code

PERMIT APPLICATIONS & CHECLISTS

View and download building permit applications, contractor registrations, permit checklists, and more here.