Building

COVID-19 Changes

The Village of Carpentersville is committed to maintaining services during the COVID-19 response and the closure of village facilities to the public. In light of this, the village has implemented new methods for residents to submit building permit applications and to pay the fees for permits and rental licenses.

How to Submit Applications

Traditionally residents and contractors have visited Room 206 of the Village Hall to submit applications in person. The full list of permits and applications can be found in our Reference Desk section. Click the link to view the online permits and applications. Until the Village Hall is again open to the public, we offer the following options:

Mail:  Completed application forms and all required documents from the checklists can be sent to the Village via US Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.  Packages should be sent to:

Village of Carpentersville

Attn: Community Development

1200 LW Besinger Drive, Room 206

Carpentersville, IL 60110

Village Hall drop box:  If the applications and all documents will fit in a letter-sized envelope, you may place them into the silver metal drop box located at the Village Hall.  The drive-up drop box is located in the parking lot near the southwest corner of the building.  Please make sure the outside of your envelope reads, “Community Development, Room 206.”

Electronic:  For the limited list of permit types below, you can submit an application by sending an e-mail to permits@cville.org. Make sure to type your property address (the address where the work will take place) into the subject line of the e-mail.  Attach the completed application forms and all required documents from the checklists.  Following is the list of permit applications that can be submitted via e-mail:

Air Conditioning Installation/Replacement

Fence Permit Application

Furnace Installation/Replacement

Siding Permit Application

Roof Permit Application

Solar Panel Permit Application

Water Heater Replacement

TIPS:  For all three options above, make sure that the application is filled out COMPLETELY.  Do not leave any fields on the form blank.  For example, if the form requires information about a contractor but you are doing the work yourself, please list your information as the contractor.  If the form has a checklist, please check the appropriate box on each row and make sure to enclose or attach all pertinent items from the checklist.  Make sure that you provide us with an e-mail address and a phone number, and we will contact you if you are missing something.  If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 847-551-3478.  Many of our staff members are working from home, so please leave a detailed voicemail message if we don’t answer right away.

How to Pay for Permits and Rental Licenses

The Village does not require you to submit payment for a permit until after the application is complete and the plans are approved.  We will contact you with the payment amount and the permit number when the permit is ready. Until the Village Hall is again open to the public, we cannot accept payments in person.  Therefore, we offer the following payment options:

Mail:  Checks or money orders can be mailed to the Village.  Please reference the permit number on the check.  Envelopes should be sent to:

Village of Carpentersville

Attn: Community Development

1200 LW Besinger Drive, Room 206

Carpentersville, IL 60110

Village Hall drop box:  Put a check or money order into a letter-sized envelope, and place the envelope into the silver metal drop box located at the Village Hall.  The drive-up drop box is located in the parking lot near the southwest corner of the building.  Please make sure the outside of your envelope reads, “Community Development, Room 206.”  Please do not deposit cash in the drop box.

Electronic:  Click the Online Payments button in the banner at the bottom of this page, or click here: https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/Login/village-of-carpentersville.

  • Select “Make a one-time payment.”
  • Select the appropriate Payment Category (i.e. select Building Permit for permits).
  • Enter the Permit Number provided to you by Village staff.
  • Enter the Payment Amount provide to you by Village staff (please note that an additional user fee will apply, equal to the greater of $1 or 2.25%).
  • The applicant’s complete information must be provided.

Permits

Permits and applications can be found in our Reference Desk section. View the online permits and applications.

Building personnel are responsible for reviewing building plans and issuing permits. If you’re putting in a new water heater or shed, or constructing a residential, commercial or industrial building, the work requires some type of permit or approval. Permits for all construction activity are issued by the Community Development Department following approval of specific building plans. View the specific work that does or does not require a permit (PDF).