What if I don’t obtain a permit prior to beginning work?
Permits are required by both Village ordinances and state statutes. The permit and accompanying inspections are to assure you that the work is in compliance with the Zoning Code, the appropriate building codes, and the Uniform Dwelling Code. The permit process also affords neighbors the opportunity to comment on a project, but only if a project is at variance with the codes. If a permit is not obtained prior to the commencement of work, the Village can issue a separate violation for each day the work is not in compliance, per the requirements of Chapters 106 and 335 of the Village Code of Ordinances.

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1. Do I need to appear at the Building Board meeting in person?
2. When will the Building Board issue their decision?
3. Can I begin construction after the Building Board has approved my project?
4. Does the Building Board review air conditioners?
5. Do I need an architect for my project?
6. What does the Building Board look for in terms of building size and scale?
7. When does the Building Board meet?
8. Do all decks require review?
9. Do all fences require review?
10. I am removing an old fence and putting up a new one. Does this require review?
11. Can the application deadline be waved?
12. Does the Building Board review sheds, doghouses, and other miscellaneous structures?
13. What are the setback lines on my property?
14. How do I find out where my house is situated on the parcel?
15. What if I don’t obtain a permit prior to beginning work?