Building Permits, Inspections, License

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Permits

A permit is legal authority to begin a project and triggers the inspection process. Inspections are performed at various stages of a project to ensure compliance with construction codes. Although compliance with the codes does not eliminate all risks, it does reduce risk to a level considered acceptable by a consortium of code officials, fire officials, construction trade organizations, insurance carriers. Permits and inspections assure that a project meets accepted minimum standards for safety and durability. Permit fees are based upon the cost of the project.

The purpose of a Building Permit is to protect the safety and welfare of citizens in the environment.

IMPORTANT FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

Annual Rental Property License & Inspection Application PacketDownload
Business License ApplicationDownload
Liquor License ApplicationDownload
Rental Property Inspection ApplicationDownload
Tenant’s Rights & Tenant Rental FormDownload
Building Permit Application Download
Plumbing Permit Application Download
Electrical Permit Application Download
Contractor's License Application Download
Landscapers License Application Download
Commercial Inspections Application Download

Contractors

To work as a contractor in the Village of Dolton you must apply for a contractor’s license. For a Contractors or Landscaping license the following is required: An indemnity bond payable to The Village of Dolton and a Certificate of Insurance. In addition to the bond and certificate of insurance, plumbing and roofing contractors must submit a copy of their state license. Electricians must submit their supervising electricians’ license.

Commercial Property

Before the sale/rental/leasing of any commercial property, please contact the building inspector for an inspection of said premises. Call 708-201-3296 to set up an appointment.

Commercial Occupancy Inspections

The Building Department is responsible for administering commercial occupancy inspections for spaces within existing buildings.
Prior to inspection, an application for a commercial inspection must be completed and submitted for review. The cost of a commercial inspection is $70.00. The inspection will determine if your business is allowed to operate at the site you have selected.

Building Permits

Building Permits are a legal requirement of all new construction and most home improvements including demolition, new, replacement and/or property improvement projects. Any work governed by the building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing codes or zoning ordinances require a building permit and inspections for compliance with relevant regulations. Examples include:


Any new structure or addition to an existing structure such as:

• Fences
• Garages
• Decks
• Sheds
• Porches and Patios
• Hot tubs, swimming pools

Alterations such as: 
• Finishing a basement
• Room additions
• New Windows
• New Cabinets
• Counter tops
• New gutters/downspouts
• Cutting of any wall


Any work involving the alteration of electrical, plumbing or heating and air conditioning system such as:

• HVAC
• Hot tubs/Swimming pools
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Sewer Connections: Any repairs or alterations to: 
• Asphalt
• Concrete
• Stairs
• Electricity
• Water or sewer connections

Examples of improvements and repairs that do not require a permit are: 
• Painting and wall papering
• Installing stick on tile flooring
• Installing or refinishing trim work such as baseboards, crown moldings, chair moldings, or interior doors and trim

For more information, please contact the Village of Dolton’s Building Department at 708.201.3296