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Building Permits

See below for information on Residential and Commercial/Industrial Building Permits.
Residential Building Permits
Whether you’ve just built a new home or moved into an older home, the day may come when you want to add to or improve your property. When this time comes, the question always arises … do I need a Residential Building Permit?

And, of course, our answer is that you should check with the Building division. The Village's Building Code specifically states that, “A permit shall be obtained before beginning construction, alteration, or repair …,” and this covers just about everything. However, for your own protection and best interest, it is always a good rule to check with the Building Department.

Commercial/Industrial Building Permits

The Building Department would like to make construction of new commercial/industrial, mixed-use or remodeling projects as simple as possible. Plans and a Commercial/Industrial Building Permit Application will start the permit process. Listed below is a checklist of plan details for each type of permit the Village may issue, as well as contractor license and bond information.

There are four types of commercial/industrial construction permits the Village may issue:

  • Full
  • Foundation Only (see policy linked below)
  • Shell Only
  • Build-Out/Interior Remodel

Please submit these plans to:

Village of Tinley Park 
Attn: Building Department
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Also required is a Change of Use/Owner permit for businesses acquiring a previously occupied commercial or industrial space, or acquiring an existing business or property. Before a lease or sale is complete, a Change of Use/Owner permit application must be completed and returned to the Building/Planning Department for review to ensure the basic zoning criteria has been met, and an inspection will be performed to make sure the space is up to current code. A certificate of occupancy and business license cannot be issued until this process is completed. The application fee is $50.

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Residential Building Permit Links21 documents

  • Basement Remodel Requirements
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  • Brick Mailbox Installation Requirements
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  • Change of Contractor
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  • Apartment Change of Owner
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  • Decks, Porches, and Gazebo Permit Requirements
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  • Driveways, Patios, and Sidewalks Requirements
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  • Dumpster Enclosure Requirements
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  • Electric Service Upgrade Packet
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  • Fence Permit Packet
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  • Garages Detached and Attached Permit Requirements
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  • Generator Permit Packet
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  • Lawn Sprinkler Requirements
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  • Poultry License Application
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  • Poultry License Renewal Application
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  • Poultry Permit Packet
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  • Property Owner Waiver
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  • Residential Permit Application
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  • Shed Permit Requirements
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  • Single-Family Home (New) Permit Requirements
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  • Swimming Pool Permit Requirements - Above-Ground
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  • Swimming Pool Permit Requirements - In-Ground
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Commercial/Industrial Building Permit Applications14 documents

  • Certificate of Occupancy
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  • Change of Contractor
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  • Commercial/Industrial Permit
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  • Contractors License
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  • Easement Checklist
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  • Erosion Control Site Grading Permit
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  • Fire Alarm Permit
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  • Fire Protection Permit
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  • Permanent Sign Permit
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  • Public Right of Way Easement
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  • Temporary Sign Permit
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  • Tent Permit Application
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  • Tinley Small Cell Permit Application
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  • Seasonal Outdoor Sales Display Application
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Commercial/Industrial Building Permit Processes6 documents

  • Build-Out/Interior Remodel
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  • Change of Use/Owner Application
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  • Foundation Only Permit Packet
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  • Foundation Only Policy for Commercial Building Permits
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  • Full Permit Application Process
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  • Shell Only Permit Application Process
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