Building Permits




Before doing any work in the Village, please make sure to check and see if you will need a building permit.

It is a good idea to get 3 estimates from contractors.

Check contractor’s references and make sure they are licensed and insured.

Follow up on required inspections to make sure they are done and approved.

Below is a list of some projects that require a permit. Most of these projects require a copy of your property plat of survey. The proposed project or improvement should be indicated by drawing to scale on a copy of the plat of survey. A copy of electrical, plumbing and roofing licenses are required for any contractor working on your property. Residents with Homeowner Associations are required to obtain a project approval letter from the Homeowner Association in order for the Village to issue a permit.  

 Permits are required for: 
 Addition to Structure Pergola
 Alteration of Structural Systems Plumbing
 Basement Remodels  Radon Mitigation System
 Central Air Conditioning   Roofing
 Concrete Shed
 Decks  Sidewalk
 Demolition    Siding
 Driveways    Permanent Signs and Temporary Signs
Solar Panels
 Fence  Spa/ Hot Tub
 Fireplace Swimming Pool
 Furnace Trash Enclosures, Commercial
 Garage Tree Planting, Parkway
 Gazebo Tree Removal
 Lawn Irrigation System Water Heater Replacement
 Patio Windows

Permits are not required for:   
Cabinets and Counter Tops  Low Voltage/Wi-Fi Security Systems
 Flooring Retaining Walls, under 4' high
 Painting Swimming pools 23"deep or less


Emergency Repairs:

Property owners are required to apply for building permits upon the first business day after the emergency repair is made. The Round Lake Community Development staff is available to assist you with your project in any way that they can.

If you have any questions regarding projects and building permits, please contact Community Development at 847-546-0963.  

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