Development Center & Building Permits

The Development Center is the first point of customer contact for all Community Development-related services, located just inside Village Hall.

Our goal is to create a welcoming environment by effectively and efficiently providing the highest level of customer service through increased access to staff, establishment of clear expectations, and simplifying development processes. 

The Development Center staff will respond to walk-in, email, and phone inquiries related to planning, engineering, building permits, inspections, capital project improvements and complaints. Customers will also be able to submit permit applications, have simple permits issued over-the-counter, obtain a small/medium sized permit through our same-day review (SDR) process, submit large-sized permits through the traditional plan review process, schedule building and engineering inspections, and/or receive technical and administrative assistance. Electronic submittals and plan reviews are also available, and encouraged, through our web portal.

For specific engineering resources, including utility maps, Village standards, benchmarks, and floodplain information.

Building Permits 101

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Village and obtain the required permit.

Work requiring a permit

A permit is needed for work in connection with, but not limited to, the following:

  • Addition, remodeling, altering, or construction of any structure
  • Changing grades 
  • Demo of any structure that is 750 square feet or more (Cook County permit may be required​ if under 750 square feet.)
  • Changing the number or location of the plumbing fixtures, faucets, or piping 
  • Installation of, remove of, or changes to an irrigation system
  • Changing to a different system of heating, cooling, or ventilation
  • Electrical service or new electrical work 
  • Repairing 50% or more of an existing roof or any new roofing 
  • Exterior building or site changes to any multi-family, commercial, or industrial building 
  • Pools / hot tubs / decks / sheds / patio / sidewalk / fence / generators / solar panels​ / gas fire pit / siding / driveway / detached garage
  • Tree removal for trees that are 16 inches or greater in diameter at breast height
  • Elevator, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, commerical kitchen hood, commecial appliance changeout or wet chemical systems
  • Any commecial signs and banners

Work not requiring a permit

  • Interior painting / exterior painting (single family residential)
  • Flooring, carpeting, interior trimwork, or cabinets (installation of, not involving re-location, change in lay-out, or electrical work)
  • Removing and replacing HVAC equipment same type, size, and location 
  • Removing and replacing water heaters same type, size, and location 
  • Low voltage systems - security, telephone, cameras, tv, doorbells, landscape lighting 
  • Tree trimming 

Site Development Permit: A Site Development Permit is issued in conjunction with and prior to the Building/Demolition permits for all work involving new construction or additions to existing structures.

Demolition Permit: Before proceeding with the wrecking or tearing down of any building or other structure more than one story in height or of any structure of greater than 750 square feet, a permit for such wrecking or tearing down shall first be obtained by the owner.

Tree Removal Permit: All landmark trees in the Village are protected. Landmark trees are defined as trees that are 16 inches or more in diameter at breast height, which is measured 4.5 feet above the ground, and are of a high quality species, such as oaks, hickories or maples. A Tree Removal Permit is required before any landmark tree can be removed on private property. Justification for removal must be provided.

The documents you'll need to obtain a building permit depends on the type of project.

Consult this chart for an overview of the documents required for various projects.

Consult Chapter 30 of the Glenview Municipal Code for the fees associated with building permits. Total costs for some building permits may vary and are calculated once the plans have been reviewed and approved.

  1. Home owner or contact person submits application and required documentation to permit clerk or electronically through the permit portal.
  2. Drawings are circulated to various divisions.
  3. When applicable, various divisions will review the plans. These divisions include the following: Building and Zoning, Engineering, Health, and Fire.
  4. Review Comments are returned back to the customer usually within 10 business days.
  5. If all division's reviews are approved, the contractor's license, bond, and insurance requirements will be checked.
  6. If the contractor's information (license, bond, and insurance) is up to date the home owner or contact person will be notified of the approved permit and the fees will need to be paid to obtain the building permit.
  7. If contractors information is not current or any of the division's reviews are not approved, the home owner or contact person will be notified of outstanding items that are required to be addressed before the permit can be issued.
  8. In the case of outstanding items the home owner or contact person will need to submit updated contractors information or corrected drawings. These resubmittals will usually be completed within 5 days.
  9. If all corrections are made and approved, see step 6. If corrections are made but not approved, see step 7.

To check on the status of a permit application, please log on to the permit portal or call the Inspectional Services Division Permit Counter at (847) 904-4330.

For building permit applications filed between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28 each year, the Village of Glenview will extend a 25 percent discount on associated building and plan review permit fees for single-family home improvement projects, including room additions, interior remodeling and accessory uses to single-family dwellings, including but not limited to detached garages, sheds, decks, fences, swimming pools, gazebos, and concrete and asphalt flatwork.

Building permit applications can be submitted online or by downloading and completing this printable application, which can be submitted in person at the Development Center.

Same Day Review (SDR) plan review services are available to residents, developers, builders, and property owners from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Please note that permits submitted after 2:00 p.m. may be completed the following day. Plan review staff will determine if a project is eligible for same day reviews based on the complexity of the scope of work.

SDR comments will be made available on-demand via the SDR process for the following permit types:

Numerous permit types may be too complex or may require review and approval from local commissions prior to permit issuance. Initial traditional permit reviews are typically available within two weeks and are required for the following permit types:

Several permit types require specialized review by third-party professionals prior to permit issuance. The following permit types should be submitted directly to Fire Safety Consultants, Inc. (FSCI), 242​0 Alft Lane, Elgin, IL 60124. Call (847) 697-1300.

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Commercial Hoods / Ducts
  • Ansul Systems (Wet or Dry Chemicals)

After issuance of your permit, various inspections may be required. To review required inspections for your permits, see the following resources:

Inspections can be scheduled 24 hours or more in advance by contacting the Development Center Inspections at (847) 904-4320.

  • "A.M" inspections are performed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 7:30 a.m. and noon.
  • "P.M." inspections are performed Monday, Wednesday,​ and Friday between noon and 3:30 p.m.  
Construction Codes and Amendments effective Jan. 1, 2024
Single Family Codes and Multi-Family / Commercial / Industrial / Institutional Code | Click here to open

2018 International Residential Code Amendments | Click here to open

2018 International Building Code Amendments | Click here to open

2018 International Fire Code Amendments | Click here to open

2018 International Mechanical Code Amendments | Click here to open

2018 International Energy Conservation Code Amendments | Click here to open

Illinois State Plumbing Code Amendments | Click here to open

2011 National Electrical Code Amendments | Click here to open

2024 Adopted and Amended Construction Codes | Click here to open

Apply for a Permit

Permit applications may be submitted online or in-person at our Development Center.

Permit Application (online)

Permit Application (PDF)

The Development Center is located at 2500 East Lake Avenue and is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Permitted Construction Hours

Weekdays: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holidays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Development Center and Plan Reviewer Contacts

General Inquiries

(847) 904-4330

Building and Zoning Code Plan Reviewers

Chris Gray

​Development Center Manager

​(847) 904-4325 ​

Arnold Ibardaloza

Plan Examiner

​(847) 904-4239

Charlie Poterek

Plan Examiner

(847) 904-4423

Engineering Plan Reviewers

Tim Horn

​Engineering Plan Reviewer​

​(847) 904-4334

Dayna Adamczyk

​Engineering Plan Reviewer

​(847) 904-4329 ​

Izabella Shterev

Engineering Plan Reviewer

(847) 904-4237

Madeleine Holoska

Engineering Plan Reviewer

(847) 904-4157