The length of time to issue a permit depends on the scope of work and completeness of information provided.
Statistics show that:
Villa Park issues approximately 70% of its permits Over the Counter (same day). These are typically for fences, roofing, windows (remove and replace), sump pumps, electrical upgrades, etc.
Of the balance of the permits that require a plan review, over 20% of the permits are issued within 1-5 days.
Thus, over 90% of our permits are issued within 1-5 working days.
One Stop Shop
Permits for more involved projects may require review and approval from Public Works / Engineering, the Fire Department, or the Health Department, in addition to Building and Zoning review. However, we will coordinate sending the information, and collecting the approvals from other departments.
Applicants can check the status of their permit application by calling the department. All permits are tracked from day of submission, through the day it is issued.
Permits are issued when approval is received from all reviewing departments, contractor information is complete, and fees are paid.
The Permitting Division is committed to providing quick, and responsive service for permit approvals.