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Building Permits

Building Permits

This process ensures established standards for design and construction are followed by anyone constructing or altering a structure or installing different projects within the community. The building design and construction standards have been created to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the community.

Please Remember:

A contractor must be licensed by the Village of Richmond to work in the Village. The Village Hall maintains a current list of licensed contractors within the Village. You may contact the Village Hall at 815-678-4040 to check if a contractor is licensed with the Village before you hire them, or direct them below to register. Registration runs annually May 1st – April 30th of the following year.

Please be advised the Village requires plumbers to be licensed with the state of Illinois and will not accept out of state plumbing contractors.

Projects Requiring a Permit

Permits are required for construction of any type, including all new construction, any building addition and any remodeling that changes a building’s structure, plumbing, electrical, or heating systems.

Below is a list of common projects that require a permit, if you are unsure or have further questions about your project, give the Village office a call at 815-678-4040!

  • Air Conditioning (central A/C, new or replacement)
  • Building addition
  • Building demolition
  • Commercial kitchen/Hood/Ansul system
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • Doors (if changing size of opening, new or replacement)
  • Driveway/Approach
  • Electrical work
  • Fence
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • Fireplace
  • Furnace (new or replacement)
  • Garage
  • Generator
  • Lawn sprinkler system
  • New building
  • Plumbing
  • Roof replacement
  • Shed
  • Siding replacement
  • Signs
  • Stairs/landing
  • Swimming pools (permanent in-ground/above ground)
  • Water heater
  • Windows (if changing size of opening, new or replacement)