For Sale Residential & Commercial Inspections
Due to Governor Pritzker’s COVID-19 Executive Order #8, Village Hall is closed to the public and are operating remotely at a reduced staffing levels. As a result, the Building Department has made adjustments to their services as follows:
- Suspension of the residential rental property inspections if property is occupied.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Simpson at email@example.com or call 708-755-1880 and press option#3 for the Building Department.
All For Sale Residential and Commercial properties are subject to village inspections. All code violations must be corrected before occupancy is issued. Certification for certain items must be submitted prior to occupancy, including your:
- Hot water heater
- Wall heaters
A Certificate of Occupancy will be issued upon completion of all violations.
The inspection fee for a single dwelling residential property is $175. Fee for a multiple dwelling is $175 plus $25 per unit and includes 2 inspections (first and final), thereafter an additional fee of $25 will be assessed per inspector.
For commercial and industrial properties, the fee is $200 plus $25 per additional unit and includes 2 inspections (first and final), thereafter an additional fee of $25 will be assessed per inspector. The for-sale inspection is valid for 6 months.
Basic Inspection Requirements
- Smoke Detectors:
In all bedrooms and on every level; must be 18 inches from door inside sleeping area and within 15 feet of every sleeping area.
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
Must be within 15 feet of every sleeping area and in the basement near the furnace.
- Furnace and Gas Stoves:
Must have shut-off valves that are exposed and accessible. A certificate of worthiness is required on all furnaces. If furnace is enclosed, vents must be provided for air source.
The elimination of insects and vermin or certification of continuing control service; Section PM 307.0.
Pipes and fixtures must function properly and conform to Village code. Expansion tanks and back flow preventers must be installed. All vanities and water close supply lines must have shut-off valves and must be of metal type from shut-off to sink or water closet. A compatible water meter must also be installed; Section PM 501.0 through PM 507.0.
- Doors, Windows, Storm Panels and Screens:
Must be functional, solid and crack free; screens will be free from tears, holes and band aid repairs. Windows and doors will be tight fitting, painted and weatherproof. No keyed deadbolts are allowed.
- Exterior Appearance:
Shall conform to neighborhood standards and all building codes. Painted surfaces must be uniform and consistent with; Section PM304.0 through PM 304.18.
- Concrete and Asphalt:
To be non-hazardous to the property in general; Section PM 303.0.
Service must be brought up to the National Electrical Code of 2005. All circuits must be labeled. Ground Fault Interrupter (GFCI) to be installed within 6 feet of kitchen sink, in bathroom, and in the garage (excluding garage door). All outlets must have covers and be grounded. Outside outlets must be GFCI and have bubble covers. The basement must have GFCI (excluding sump pump, washer and dryer). All closet lights must have globes 100% enclosed.
All utilities must be on by the date of inspection.