Express Building Permits

CSS Logo Aug 18 2020 Opens in new window  Now Available -Online Permitting

The Village of Palatine has implemented a new on-line customer self-service portal. Through the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal, residents, contractors, and business owners will be able to search for an address or parcel, apply for permits and licenses, request an inspection, and more. The CSS portal will also provide residents, contractors, and business owners the ability to start and save permit or plan applications for submittal at a later date and receive updates on submittals and requests in real time.

The CSS portal will bring our residents and businesses into the community development process by providing online access to information. On-line tools help to ensure effective communication while eliminating the need for a phone call or office visit. 


Registering in the CSS System:  To utilize the Village’s new CSS system, you must first register in the system.  To start this process please click on the following link:  Citizen Self Service Portal

Step-by-Step CSS Registration Guide: The Village has created a Step-by-Step Guide to help walk you through the registration process.   To view the guide please click on the following link: EnerGov Registration and Log-In Guide

Step by Step CSS Application Guide: The Village has created a Step- by- Step Guide to assist you in applying for a permit, plan or license. To view the guide please click the following link: EnerGov Application Guide

Express permits are for smaller detached single family home projects specifically listed below and are valid for 90 days from date of issuance. All Express permit applications must be submitted on-line through the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal. Paper or email applications will no longer be accepted.

Please use the guides below to assist you with applying for a permit and understanding the construction/zoning requirements for each project. 

We will review your project as efficiently as possible. We appreciate your understanding.