Deck, patio and fence building permits
With the weather warming up, you may be thinking of building a deck, shed, patio or fence...but don't forget to obtain the required Village building permit! The Village issues permits and requires inspections to ensure that these structures meet all Municipal Code requirements, are installed properly and are safe. Properly installed decks, sheds, patios and fences last a long time and add to property values. If improperly installed, they can fail, resulting in costly repairs, damage to other structures and injuries.
Village staff will review your permit application and verify that your project will meet all applicable requirements. Be prepared and bring a copy of your plat of survey when applying for a permit. A plat of survey was included with your home's closing papers. For more information, call the Code Enforcement Division at 847-781-2631. Useful guides and the building permit application can be found online at www.hoffmanestates.org/permits.