Building permits are issued to make sure that the contractor doing the work is insured and bonded and that the work is done according to code and in a professional manner. Please call the building department to ask if you need a permit. Costs for permits are based on the estimated cost of the job. Fines for doing work without a permit can be up to $750.
Examples for installation/construction items that require permits:
Sidewalks (on private property)
Swimming pools (Permanent Installation)
Demolition Permit Requirements
A permit is required for demolition of any structure in the Village of South Chicago Heights. Required documentation includes:
Copy of asbestos abatement documentation from the county
Proof from utility companies that all utilities have been disconnected