Call J.U.L.I.E. before digging! 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123. It’s Smart. It’s Free. It’s the Law.
4 steps to safe digging:
1. Call before you dig.
2. Wait 2 working days.
3. Respect the marks.
4. Dig with care.
Follow the steps below for a quick and easy permit process!
BUILDING PERMIT PROCESS
|STEP 1||STEP 2||STEP 3||STEP 4||STEP 5|
|Do I need a permit?||Prepare Documents||Submit||Permit Review & Approval||Pick-up & Payment|
|All work involving
or any work that effects
envelope of the
a building permit.
A permit is also
required for all
including but not
outdoor fire pits or
equipment, dog runs,
sheds, detached garages,
drainage improvements including burying
|In general, a completed
Construction Permit Application and 2 sets of plans are required for all permits. For
specifics, see the Construction Permit Submittal Guidelines.
In addition, all contractors and subcontractors
must complete a Contractor’s Registration before a permit will be issued.
Providing the correct submittal
documents and completing the
Contractor’s Registration will expedite the permit review process.
All new businesses also need to complete a Business Registration/Zoning Certificate before a
permit will be issued. For more information on opening a new business click here
complete before submitting via
all necessary documentation
is received. No
permit fees are
due at the time
over the counter
Your permit will
be reviewed in the
order in which it was received.
of your permit,
our front desk
staff will contact
you. Payment is
due at the time
of permit pick-
No permits will
be issued until
all contractors and subcontractors have
completed a Contractor’s Registration.
For specific questions, call the Development Services Department at (847) 304-3460 and ask to speak with a Building Inspector.
Hours of Construction
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Building Inspection Scheduling
Inspection In order to schedule a building inspection you need to provide the following information: building permit number, site address, type of inspection and the preferred date and time of inspection
Do not leave a request for an inspection on a voicemail. Leave your contact information and our front desk staff will contact you directly to schedule your inspection. Do not assume your inspection will be completed if you leave a voicemail requesting an inspection. If you do leave a message, you will receive a phone call from our front desk staff confirming your inspection appointment.
Building, Electrical and Mechanical Inspections are available:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Plumbing Inspections are available:
Tuesday and Thursday: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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
Building Permits in the Historical Preservation Overlay District
For all homes in the Historical District, please visit Historical Preservation Overlay District for more information about making improvements to your structures and/or sites.
- 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.