708-343-8700 ext. 4764

Peter Kohut
Building Inspector
708-343-8700 ext. 4763

Office Hours:
9:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday – Friday

The building department will be closed for lunch between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. Monday – Friday

Inspection Hours:
9:00 A.M. -4:30 P.M. Monday – Friday
Call 24 hours in advance to schedule onsite inspections

General Hours for Construction:
7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday –to Saturday

City of Northlake Building Codes

  • 2003 International Building Code including Appendices
  • 2003 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2003 International Mechanical Code
  • 2003 International Fire Code
  • 2003 International Residential Code
  • 2002 National Electric Code
  • State of Illinois Plumbing Code current edition (see General Plumbing Requirements)
  • 2018 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code as mandated by the State of Illinois

Building Permits

Building Permit

Contractors License App

Electrical Permit

Plumbing Permit

Presale Inspection Residential

Presale Inspection Commercial

Building permits are required, but not limited to the following constructions.  You may view City Ordinances online.

  1. Additions
  2. Adding a bathroom
  3. Basement remodeling
  4. Bathroom remodeling
  5. Sewer cleanouts
  6. Driveways:  concrete, asphalt or brick pavers
  7. Demolition: structures and interior gutting
  8. Dormers
  9. Doors:  exterior replacement, adding or changing size
  10. Decks including porches and accessibility ramps
  11. Electric:  service upgrades, adding circuits or equipment
  12. Fences:  new fences and replacement of old fences
  13. Flood control systems
  14. Patio concrete and brick pavers
  15. Gutter replacement
  16. Houses- new construction
  17. Kitchen remodeling
  18. Lawn irrigation systems
  19. Patio concrete and brick pavers
  20. Plumbing replacement or additions
  21. Roofs:  tear offs and re-shingling
  22. Roofs over entrance doors, patios, decks or porches
  23. Sewer lines and connections
  24. Sheds
  25. Siding
  26. Sidewalks concrete or brick pavers
  27. Swimming pools and swimming pool decks
  28. Window:  replacement, adding or changing size
  29. Water line and connections



  1. Contractors, including, but not limited to general, electric, carpentry, roofing, masonry, etc.
  2. Food delivery trucks.
  3. Ice cream trucks-frozen products only
  4. Ice cream pushcarts-frozen products only
  5. Retail, commercial and industrial businesses located in the City of Northlake.
  6. Vending machines.

Contractor Link






Siding Deposit:

As of November 2009, the City of Northlake will be requiring a $167.50 deposit for all siding permits.  This deposit will cover any damage done to the water meter reading device attached to the house.

Your deposit will be refunded only after the Water Department has inspected the device and has found it to be in working order. If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at 708-343-8700.

All Printable Forms:

Building Permit

Electrical Permit

Plumbing Permit

Contractor License Application

Commercial-Industrial Inspection

Residential Inspection