Building Permits & Inspections

Due to Governor Pritzker’s COVID-19 Executive Order #8, Village facilities are closed to the public and are operating at reduced staffing levels. As a result, the Building Department has made adjustments to their services including the following.

  • Suspension of the pre-submittal meeting requirements.
  • No drop off of permit submittals. Please select the Express or Standard Building Permit tabs to the left for adjusted permit submittal procedures and requirements.
  • Adjustments to building inspections. Please select the Inspections tab to the left for details.
  • Adjustments to contractor registration. Please select the Contractor Registration tab to the left for details.  

Please understand that Village staff and Inspectors are currently following the CDC guidelines for social distancing and request that you do the same. 

Additionally, please be advised that due to reduced staffing levels, our normal plan review and inspection scheduling timelines have been suspended. We will review your project and schedule inspections as efficiently as possible. We appreciate your understanding. 




Permit Types


The Village of Palatine offers two types of permits: Express or Standard

Express permits are for smaller detached single-family home projects specifically listed. Our goal is to have these reviewed in 3 business days. 

Standard permits are for larger projects, demolition, permanent signs, new homes or additions and all commercial and multi-family projects. Our goal is to have these reviewed in 10 business days. Pre-Submittal meetings are required. Please call 847-359-9037 to schedule an appointment. 

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