When any new construction, structural change or major alteration is made to a building, a building permit will be required. In most cases, normal maintenance of buildings may not be required. Contact the Building Department for any questions or concerns.

To speed up the process, you can download the Building Permit Application. Completely fill out the application. The following is required along with your building permit application when submitting for approval:

  1. $10,000 Surety Bond
  2. Copy of the contractor’s Certificate of Insurance
  3. Copy of the contractor’s Business License

******The Building Department also requires 3 copies of plans for review.

Building codes in use:
International Building Code, 2006 edition (with amendments)
International Fire Prevention Code, 2006 edition (with amendments)
International Mechanical Code, 2006 edition
International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 edition
Chicago Plumbing Code, 1999 edition
Chicago Electrical Code, 2006 edition (with amendments)
Illinois Accessibility Code, 1997 edition
ASME Safety Code For Elevators, 2004 edition – 2005 supplements
National Fire Protection Association, N.F.P.A. 101 Life Safety Code, 2006 edition
All Village of Bedford Park codes (link to Sterling Codifiers for ordinance)
Referencing all N.F.P.A standards, current editions