Permitting Division

Building Permit Application Form

Once you have completed the Building Permit Application (PDF), you may bring it to the Public Works Department, 11 West Home Avenue, to submit it for review, or over the counter processing. Keep in mind that there are two types of building permits: residential and commercial. Residential applicants only need to fill out the first page of the permit application. Commercial applicants must fill out the whole thing.

Over the counter permits include: replacement windows, siding, roofing (tear-off and re-roof), facia, soffit and gutters, and removal and replacement of sidewalks.

For other types of projects, please refer to our Permit Application Checklists (below), or call us at 630-834-8505, to inquire about requirements for your particular project.

Building Permit is Required When the Work Includes but is Not Limited to:

  • Any alteration or replacement of any water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent, or similar piping
  • Cutting away of any wall, partition, roof, or portion thereof
  • Electrical wiring or mechanical work
  • Plumbing
  • Re-roofing
  • Rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the exit way requirements
  • Removal or change of any required means of egress
  • Removal or cutting of any structural beam, or bearing support
  • Replacement of windows, siding, gutters, and soffit facia

Contractor Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance Notice:

Please view our change in policy (PDF).

Building and Fire Codes:

  • Village of Villa Park Building and Fire Codes (PDF)
  • The Village of Villa Park currently operates under the following codes:
  • This list of Building and Fire Codes went into effect on August 8, 2011, adopted through Ord. 3662, with local amendments:
  •  2009 International Building Code
  •  2009 International Mechanical Code
  •  2009 International Fuel Gas Code
  •  2009 International Residential Code
  •  2009 International Property Maintenance Code
  •  2014 Illinois Plumbing Code
  •  2018 Illinois Accessibility
  •  2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  •  2005 National Electric Code
  •  2009 International Existing Building Code
  •  2009 International Fire Code

*As of July 1, 2019 the Village will be using the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, which will supplant the 2015 International Energy Code.

**ComEd Revision to Overhead Service Attachments Requirements**

ComEd is amending their requirements to Overhead Service Attachments. Effective immediately; ComEd now requires that all new service heads SHALL be located no more the 25' above the ground AND must be positioned so that the service wire installation has safe access from an extension ladder. The new requirements can be accessed below:

General Contractor Registration:

All general contractors must be registered in the Village of Villa Park. The fee is $75. All general contractor licenses are valid for one year from date of issue.


All General Contractors listed on the building permit application shall show proof of a $2,000,000 aggregate insurance policy, $1,000,000 for public liability insurance, and $1,000,000 for property damage insurance. The Village of Villa Park must be listed as certificate holder and additional insured. The Village also the "Additional Insured Endorsement Page".


To receive your General Contractors Card, print out and complete the General Contractors Application (PDF), and submit it with payment to:

Public Works Department
11 West Home Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Informational Packets

Application Checklists

Permit application checklists are provided (for larger projects) to help individuals come prepared with all the necessary materials required when submitting a permit application.

Residential Permit Application Checklists

Commercial Permit Application Checklists