Enjoy Barrington

Susan Elder

Office Assistant
selder@barrington-il.gov
AS OF 9/1/18 - Upon submittal of a building permit for any new construction or an addition which is deeper than the existing structure the applicant is required to provide the Village with a soil boring with the seasonally adjusted water table level data. If the report indicates excavation will occur into the water table, the foundation shall be raised above the water table or the slab and foundation shall be made waterproof.
 
All construction permits for permanent structures and/or improvements including but not limited to additions, detached garages, driveways, sheds, fences, decks, patios, gazebos, porches, pergolas, outdoor fireplaces, swimming pools, sport courts and/or freestanding signs will require the property corner pins of the subject property to be located and clearly staked prior to the pre-pour inspection. It is the responsibility of the property owner to locate and stake the property corner pins. If the property owner is unable to locate the property corner pins, then it is their responsibility to hire a licensed surveyor to do so. If the property corner pins are not located and clearly staked at the time of the inspection, the inspection will not be conducted and a reinspection fee of $50.00 may apply. Work shall not commence until this requirement has been met and the pre-pour inspection has been approved. In the event of any discrepancy, the property owner may be required to hire a licensed surveyor to verify the location of the property corners. The Village does not employ a licensed surveyor and therefore, under state law, cannot locate property corners. The Village recommends that all property owners utilize a professional land surveyor to verify the location of their property lines.

The Village of Barrington will continue electronic permit review and issuance procedures as described below. Please read these policies and procedures in their entirety before contacting Staff or submitting your permit application.

For hours of construction and building code information click here.


CLICK HERE FOR: CONSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR: CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION 


INSPECTION SCHEDULING
Contact (847) 304-3400 and select "3" for Development Services to schedule inspections. Building and Plumbing Inspections are available on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.  If your call is not answered, please leave your name, contact information and permit number and you will receive a call back to schedule your inspection.  Your inspection is only confirmed and scheduled if you receive a call back confirming a date and time for your inspection. Please be advised that certain limitations are still in place for interior inspections due to COVID-19.

CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION
All contractors and subcontractors associated with your permit must be registered with the Village.  Your permit will not be issued until all contractors have completed the required registration. 

PENDING OR IN PROCESS PERMIT APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED 
If you applied for a permit and received review comments via email from the Zoning Division, Engineering Division and/or Building Division please work directly with the Staff person that provided those comments to resubmit documents, provide additional information, etc.  If you did not receive any review comments, please email Susan Elder at selder@barrington-il.gov to check the status of your permit.
 
APPROVED & READY TO ISSUE PERMITS
If you previously applied for a permit and it was approved and is now ready to be issued you will receive either email or phone correspondence from Susan Elder at selder@barrington-il.gov with next steps and instruction on how to obtain your permit.  

NEW PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Since April 7, 2020, the Village has been accepting permit applications and all required supporting documents electronically.  Paper permit submissions are not being accepted at this time except as noted below.  Please review the general requirements for electronic permit submission below as well as the submittal requirements specific to your permit type at the end of this section.

 

PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT A PENDING PERMIT APPLICATION - You will be charged an additional plan review fee if a duplicate permit application is submitted.  This will not expedite your permit, and may slow review time as staff works to reconcile these applications.

INCOMPLETE OR PARTIAL PERMIT SUBMITTALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

  1. All permit submittals must be emailed to Susan Elder at selder@barrington-il.gov and include the following information:

    • Email subject line must read Permit Application - [Address of work]” 

    • Email must include all required documents in PDF format (see permit specific submittal requirements at the end of this section).

  2. Once all required documents have been received your permit will be reviewed.  You may receive review comments or requests for additional information via email during the review process.  

  3. Upon approval of your permit you will receive an email informing you that your permit is ready.  Following receipt of this email, please visit Hall at 200 S. Hough Street to consent to permit inspections and conditions and pay for your permit.  Upon receipt of consent and payment your approved permit documents will be issued electronically via email.  

  4. Prior to commencement of any work associated with the permit, you must print the full set of emailed approved permit documents and ensure they are readily available on-site at all times. The permit placard must also be printed and displayed in a visible location on-site.  No inspections will be conducted if the approved permit plans are not readily available.

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CLICK HERE FOR: CONSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATION
CLICK HERE FOR: CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION


PERMIT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Deck/Gazebo
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Plat of Survey

  • Scaled Site Plan 

    • Show full scope of work

    • Note location of proposed work and setbacks from applicable property lines

  • Construction/Framing Plans

    • Note height of deck from grade and/or height of Gazebo from grade

  • Grading plans and/or impervious surface calculations may be required depending on scope of work


Driveway, Patio, or Walkway
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Plat of Survey

  • Scaled Site Plan

    • Show full scope of work

    • Note width of driveway at property line and width of driveway at the street

  • Grading plans and/or impervious surface calculations may be required depending on scope of work

  • Quote/Contract/Project & Material Specifications

    • Note proposed material and thickness (asphalt, concrete, pavers, stone base)

    • Note any expansion of existing footprint

    • Provide specifications for pavers, if utilizing

Fences
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Plat of Survey 

    • Clearly mark location of fence 

  • Fencing Specifications

    • Material, height, style, etc. 

Generator 
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Plat of Survey

    • Note location of proposed generator and setbacks from applicable property lines

  • Equipment Specifications
HV/AC
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Plat of Survey

    • Note location of proposed AC Unit and setbacks from applicable property lines

  • Equipment Specifications
Interior Alterations (ex. kitchen & bath remodels)
Note: these permits will be reviewed but not issued for occupied dwellings as inspection services for occupied dwellings are not being offered at this time.
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Detailed written description of proposed work
  • Detailed construction plans

New Construction (House or Garage) & Additions
PAPER SUBMITTAL REQUIRED (3 copies)
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Detailed written description of proposed work
  • Residential Water Service Review Form or Commercial Water Service Review Form
  • Existing Plat of Survey 

  • Scaled Site Plan (maybe be combined with engineering plans)

    • Show full scope of work and all relevant items must be both labeled and dimensioned including but not limited to building dimensions, setback dimensions, driveway width, etc.

  • Stamped Engineering/Grading Plans - 

    • Existing and proposed conditions

    • Impervious surface calculations

    • NOTE: Permit applications requring engineering plans will not be accepted or reviewed without the inclusion of said plans.
  • Stamped Architectural Plans

    • The following information must be accurately provided (calculated per VoB Zoning Ordinance) and clearly labeled on all applicable plan sheets: floor area, lot coverage, impervious surface, setbacks, daylight plane and average grade at property line, building height and average pre-development grade at the front face of the building, top of foundation, and top of finished floor.

  • Soil Boring Information
    • Permits for new construction and additions which are deeper than the existing structure must provide the Village with a soil boring with the seasonally adjusted water table level data
  • Separate demolition and fire suppression/alarm permits are required when necessary
 
Parking Lot Repairs/Replacement/Striping 
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Site Plan (on Plat or Aerial photo)

    • Show full scope of work

    • Note typical dimensions of parking stalls and aisles

    • Note Accessible stalls and routes and grading information, as applicable

    • Note width of driveway at the property line and at the street

  • Quote or Contract

    • Note proposed material and thickness (asphalt, concrete, pavers, stone base)

  • Provide specifications for pavers, if utilizing. 

Playset
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Plat of Survey

    • Note location of proposed playset, location and setbacks from applicable property lines

    • Playset Specifications 

Roof/Gutters/Siding/Trim
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Quote/Contract/Project & Material/Product Specifications

  • If property is located within the Historic District the following additional information may be required:

    • Images, specifications or section details of existing materials may be required. 

Sanitary and Water Service Repair
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Plat of Survey or Site Plan (on Plat or Aerial photo)

    • Show full scope of work

    • Note location of proposed work including location of bbox and/or cleanout

    • Note any required pavement cuts and proposed restoration 

  • Quote or Contract

    • Note proposed materials

Signs/Awnings
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Plat of Survey and scaled site plan for all freestanding signs showing setbacks from applicable property lines

  • Sign specifications

    • Location, size, frontage, sign height, sign height from grade, sign projection, setback, material, type of Illumination, colors

Solar Panels
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Roof plan showing the location of the solar panels

  • Specifications of the solar panels including size and mounting equipment and electrical plan

Water Heaters
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application

  • Water heater specifications including the size and capacity 

  • Letter of intent from the plumber 

Windows/Doors
  • Village of Barrington Construction Permit Application
  • Window/Door Schedule and Window/Door Specifications
  • If property is located within the Historic District the following additional information is required:
    • Images of all existing windows/doors to be replaced.  An image of each side of the structure with the impacted windows circled is preferred.
    • If window trim replacement is proposed, provide a detailed drawing of both the existing and proposed window trim including materials, profile and dimensions.

Hours of Construction

Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Building Codes
635677038556230000 (1)The Village has adopted the 2018 International Codes which are effective for all submissions received on September 1, 2018 or thereafter. These updates are part of the Village’s goal to maintain a standard of safe and effective building practices that are the most comprehensive to date. Adopting these codes allows Barrington to evolve with the building industry through changing technologies and research data.

Below is a list of the adopted building codes:

  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • Illinois Energy Conservation Code (2018 IECC)
  • Illinois State Plumbing Code
  • Illinois Accessibility Code


Along with these building codes, the Village of Barrington has adopted local amendments thereto. These amendments are included to reflect the specific life safety needs of the residents of Barrington as well as specific local conditions. Building Code Adoption & Local Amendments
One such amendment applies to all new construction and additions which are deeper than the existing structure. Upon submittal of a building permit the applicant is required to provide the Village with a soil boring with the seasonally adjusted water table level data. If the report indicates excavation will occur into the water table, the foundation shall be raised above the water table or the slab and foundation shall be made waterproof.

Green Initiatives/Resources
  • 635677038556230000 (2)Help Barrington be PHOSPHORUS FREE! Resolution No. 09-3374
  • In 2009, The Village of Barrington passed a Resolution encouraging all residents to discontinue use of any products containing phosphates or phosphorus. The use of products containing phosphorus can damage our local water supply. Commonly used products containing phosphorus include lawn fertilizer, dishwashing detergents, and laundry detergents. For more information on the effects of phosphorus and how to reduce your family’s use of phosphorus laced products, visit Lake County - Lake Management Unit and select “Phosphorus Free Fertilizer” or “Phosphorus in Lake County”.

  • Visit www.iccsafe.org for information on green codes. 

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