Building/Inspectional Services

Welcome to the Village of Flossmoor Building Department. The Building Department is responsible for administration and enforcement of the codes regulating construction, permitting, and inspections within the Village. The department reviews plans, issues permits, conducts field inspections for all construction projects, and provides information to Village residents and contractors regarding local codes and regulations. The review of building plans, issuance of permits, and conducting of inspections are all done to protect health, safety, and the general welfare of the Village residents.

Application for a Building Permit

Protocol for COVID-19 Response

While the office is currently open to the public and you can come in and fill out/pick up permits, social distance protocol is still available.

PDF’s of all Building Permit Applications are available on our Permit Fact Sheets and Applications page. If you need a copy emailed please let us know.

Completed applications can be emailed, faxed or returned via U.S. Mail along with any supporting documents (contractor requirements, signed copy of the contract, plat, etc.) and a check with the cost if known. See our Contractor Requirements, Permit Fact Sheets and Applications and Basic Permit Fee pages to help you or call our office at 708-957-4101

You may also use our Building Permit Application Form which you can submit through our website.

If you (property owner or contractor) are faxing or emailing your application, we will contact you when review is complete with the cost of the permit and ask that you send a check (with construction address on check or attached letter) in the mail or in our drop box in the Village Hall Parking Lot or in the Police Department lobby. 

At this time our system does not support over the phone credit card payments.

Once payment is received, we will fax the completed permit, email a PDF copy of the permit or the permit can be mailed to you via U.S. Mail.  We can also make arrangements for pickup at the Police Department.  

Adopted National & State Codes

The Village has adopted and enforces the following national and state codes:

  • 2018 International Building Code - With Amendments
  • 2018 International Residential Code - With Amendments
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 Illinois Energy Conservation Code (Current Edition Adopted by the State of Illinois)
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code - With Amendments
  • 1997 Illinois Accessibility Code

All work shall also comply with any adopted amendments to any of the above codes.

Permitted Construction Times

Construction operations are permitted between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. in any place where buildings within a radius of four hundred feet (400 feet) are used in part or exclusively for residential purposes.