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Q. What types of projects require permits?
A. Almost all construction projects require permits with the exception of minor repairs. Check the Village website for details or contact the Department of Community Development.

Q. Does the ten-day permit review guarantee that I will obtain a permit within ten days of my submittal?
A. Not necessarily. If permit plans are complete and meet all applicable codes a permit can be issued quickly. However, in many cases the plan review reveals code deficiencies that must be addressed before a permit is issued.

Q. Is there anything I can do to expedite the permit process?
A. The best way to expedite the permit process is to choose an architect or contractor experienced in dealing with permit submittals and/or with experience in dealing with the Village. Remember, the overwhelming majority of delays are caused by inadequate or incomplete applications and drawings and untimely re-submittals.

Q. What inspections are required?
A. A good rule of thumb is call for an inspection before you cover anything up. Foundation and concrete work must be inspected prior to the concrete being poured. Rough inspections for any framing, plumbing, mechanical or electrical installations must be approved. Detailed information about required inspections can be obtained from our website. If you are unsure, contact the Department of Community Development.

Q. How far in advance must I contact the Village to schedule an inspection?
A. Just call the day before you want the inspection.

Q. Do my contractors need to be licensed?
A. All contractors identified on the permit application need to have the required licenses. Plumbing and roofing contractors must be licensed by the State. Electricians must have a license from a community in Illinois. All other contractors must have a business license obtained from the Village of Elk Grove. Remember, permits will not be released until we have verified that all contractors identified on the permit application have the appropriate licenses.