The Village provides building plan review and inspections services via a contractual arrangement with B & F Technical Services. See the following building forms, applications, guidelines as well as the zoning map. All of these are also available at Village Hall.
State Requires NEW Building Permits
The State of Illinois adopted a new Energy Code which mandates that the Village must now require building permits for all new and any replacements of water heaters, furnaces, air-conditioning units, and windows. Also, all new construction must include a radon mitigation system.
Feel free to contact Erica Rezula, Building Permit Coordinator, at the Village if you have any questions, at (847) 381-6010.
Building Permits - General Information
Building Official B & F Technical Services
The Village has a contract with B & F Technical Services to provide building and related services. Building permits are issued by the Building Official at the Village Hall while B & F schedules inspections at (847) 428-7010. The Building Official will hold office hours at the Village Hall on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
B & F Technical Code Services
1 (847) 428-7010
An Inspector from B & F Technical Code Services is on-site at the Village Hall on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. B & F Technical Code Services Main Office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Gewalt Hamilton - Engineers:
1 (847) 478-9700
Building permits are required for certain types of construction in and around your home. This includes but is not limited to remodeling, room additions, pools, fences, patios, decks, gazebos, sprinkler systems, sheds, etc. Permits are required for roofing tear-offs. Inspections are required for most construction projects during and after completion to be certain that the work is following the Lake Barrington Municipal Code and that no damage has occurred to the roads and right-of-ways as a result of the construction project. Please contact the Building Permit Coordinator at (847) 381-6010 if you have questions regarding whether or not your project requires a permit.
The Village has adopted the following published books into its Building Code (some modifications exist) contractors should refer Title 7 of the Lake Barrington Municipal Code:
- 2009 International Residential Code
- 2009 International Building Code
- 2008 National Electrical Code
- State of Illinois Plumbing Code (current)
- 2009 International Fire Code
- 2009 International Mechanical Code
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
- 2009 International Existing Building Code
- 2009 International Fuel Gas Code
- 2009 International Property Maintenance Code
**Also follow Village Ordinances & amendments, State Codes for OFSM Elevator regulations, and A.D.A. regulations
Building permits and/or Village approval is needed under certain circumstances, i.e. any work that can impede drainage, affect storm water management, or affect natural waterways (lakes, ponds, creeks, rivers). This includes site development and installation of piers, seawalls, or imported materials (sand, gravel) on or along waterways. See watershed development permit requirements.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Indoor sprinkler systems are required of all new construction homes and are sometimes required for home additions. For more information, please refer to the Lake Barrington Municipal Code or contact your local Fire Department, listed below.
The Office of the Attorney General Lisa Madigan has provided the following handouts available to the public regarding the home repair and remodeling act in an effort to protect the rights of consumers:
- Home Repair and Construction ( HTML) ( PDF)
- Home Repair: Know Your Consumer Rights (Color) ( PDF)
- Home Repair and Remodeling Act (effective January 1, 2000) ( HTML)