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.
Applying for a Building Permit
Homeowners and contractors may apply for a permit online where you will be able to follow and be notified as the application moves through the approval process. Contractors will need to register and get their (one-time) WEB ID by calling the office.
If you prefer, completed applications can be emailed, faxed, submitted in person or 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. Email permit applications to email@example.com.
The same PDF of our Building Permit Application is also available on our Permit Fact Sheets and Applications page. Please let us know if you need a copy emailed.
We will contact you when review is complete with the cost of the permit or will email you your invoice.
Online payments can be made through our BS&A website and selecting "Building Department Payments" on the left-hand side of your screen. You can then search by name, address or invoice number.
Payment can also be made in person if you prefer to pick up the permit (cash, check or charge). Remotely, you may pay by sending a check (include invoice) in the mail, in our drop box in the Village Hall Parking Lot or in the Police Department lobby.
Once payment is received, we will email the completed permit to you. The permit can be faxed, mailed to you via U.S. Mail or picked up in our office.
*If your property is within a Homeowners Association (Ballantrae, Baythorne, Chestnut Hills, Madison Meadows) you MUST first get approval for any building, fence, sewer, drain, deck, playhouse etc. prior to application with The Village for a building permit. The HOA approval must be submitted with your application.
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
- 2018 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.