Projects & Permits

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The following types of projects require permits. Select a project for a checklist of permit application requirements. Note that the following list is not all inclusive. 

Plat of Survey Requirements: 

Projects involving site work require a current plat of survey to be submitted with the permit application.  Projects such as replacement of an existing driveway, sidewalk or patio will require a plat of survey that is accurate (depicting all current improvements on the property) can be submitted with a signed and notarized affidavit.  Projects that add 50 square feet or more of lot coverage require a current survey (within one year of permit application).  The plat of survey must be full size (and to scale) signed and stamped by a land surveyor licensed in Illinois. 



Building Permit Application forms are available online.  Submittals must be made with hard copies either in person at City Hall or via mail.  Permit fees are listed in the Master Fee Schedule.   

Be advised that review times for permit submittals are a minimum of 10 working days.  Larger projects such as home additions, new homes, industrial or commercial projects may take up to 20 days to review.  The applicant will be notified via email or phone once the review has been completed.

The Building Code (Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code) was revised on July 19, 2018.  The revised regulations are available at  These changes coincide with the adoption of the Master Fee Schedule and revised fees.  A list of applicable codes can be found HERE.

Contractors performing work in the City of Wood Dale are required to be registered prior to permit issuance and remain current for the duration of the permit.  Check out the Contractor Registration Application requirements or Chapter 4 of the Municipal Code for the regulations.


If you have questions regarding your project, contact Community Development at (630) 766-5133.  City Hall hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. 

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