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  • Building Permits

    home-constructionBuilders, whether it be the homeowner or a contractor they have hired, you must apply for permits before any building can take place.

    In this section you are going to find the information you need to start your project. The below links will lead you to permit checklists, permit process information, the codes applicable to your project and lastly the applicable fee schedules. (please be advised the building permit application is not available on line at this time)

    Please remember, if you have any questions you can contact the Village's Community Development Department or the Engineering Services Department depending on your inquiry.

    For a list of projects that do not require a permit click here

    For a list of over the counter permits click here.



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    Below lists the current Village of Carol Stream building permit fee structures.



    Below is a list of common projects that require a building permit. If you have questions on whether your project requires a building permit, you should contact the Community Development department for a determination. Please note that all projects may not be allowed in all zoning districts. If you have any questions, it is strongly recommended that you contact the Community Development prior to any significant investment in your project.permit

    It is a condition of issuance of all commercial, industrial, office, institutional and multi-family building permits that all approved plans and documents must be submitted in electronic format. The lack of a proper electronic document submittal at the time of permit issuance may be cause for the withholding of a permit.

    For more information on the Electronic Document Requirements click here.

    Click here for information regarding Residential Permits.

    Click here for information regarding Commercial, Industrial, and Office Building Permits

    500 North Gary Avenue | Carol Stream, Illinois 60188 | Phone: (630) 665-7050 | TDD: (630) 668-5785 | Fax: (630) 665-1064