How do I check on the status of a building permit application?

After the building permit application has been submitted, it generally takes 7 to 10 business days to process for residential properties. The applicant will be contacted if the plan reviewer has any questions or problems, or if any additional information is needed. You may call or email the Building and Safety Division to inquire about the status of the permit, but please be aware that plan review time may be affected by the department’s workload and/or unforeseen projects.

Once your plans have been approved, the applicant will be notified for permit pickup and payment. The Community Development Department office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 4501 N. 25th Avenue. Applicants may pay with cash, check, and/or credit card. After all permit fees are paid, either a green (for homeowners) or yellow (for contractors) permit card will be issued to post on your front door or window. Please have these permit cards posted in an area that is visible for public viewing. Additionally, please schedule all pertinent inspections by calling Community Development at 847-671-8555. For more information, please visit our Building Permit Inspections Page.

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