To ensure public health and safety, the Village of Itasca requires that all construction projects adhere to a set of minimum standards, specifications, and local building codes. To do this effectively, a Building Permit Application (PDF) and all accompanying drawings must be reviewed by our trained code officials. If all standard requirements are indeed met, the permit will then be issued. During the actual construction phase, inspections will be performed to ensure code compliance in the field.
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.
Village code officials are here to ensure that your construction project is built right, will be safe, and will last. If you have any questions during the review process, don’t hesitate to ask. And be assured that your safe construction practices help protect you, your family, your friends, and your considerable investment.
Building Permit Time Limits Starting in 2015
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.