Building Permits

Permits Required

Building permits are required for certain types of construction in and around your home. See When Are Building Permits Required?. 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 Julia Powers in the Building Department at (847) 381-6010, ext. 105 or [email protected] if you have questions regarding whether or not your project requires a permit. 

Due to the unusually high volume of requests at this time, simple building plan reviews can take up 9 business days depending on the project. Larger projects sent out to our Building Inspectors for review can take up to 20 business days.
The Building Permit Administrator will contact applicant once the review is completed and/or when the building permit is ready to be issued. 

Building Permit Application
Acknowledgement of Possible Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of Record
Building Permit Fees

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:

  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • State of Illinois Plumbing Code (current)
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code

**Also follow Village Ordinances & amendments, State Codes for OFSM Elevator regulations, and A.D.A. regulations

INSPECTIONS - 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. An Inspector from B & F Technical Code Services is on-site at the Village Hall on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Contact B & F for the required marked inspections on the Building Permit Placard for rough and finished construction.

B & F Technical Code Services
Main Office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
1 (847) 428-7010
Gewalt Hamilton - Engineers: 
1 (847) 478-9700