To Permit or Not To Permit, that is a good question.

By Ordinance, the Village of Shabbona requires permits for the following:

BUILDING Ordinance 8-2: General Building Regulations/Permits

8-2-1: WHEN PERMITS ARE REQUIRED: Building permits (and attendant inspections) shall be required for any improvements to real estate that fall into the following categories:

A. Construction of a new improvement

B. Construction work that involves electrical or plumbing which is more than simply replacing existing electrical or plumbing fixtures

C. Projects that involve structural changes to existing buildings

D. Installation of a swimming pool, which by definition as stated in the 2006 Edition of the International Building Code adopted by the Village, is any structure intended for swimming, recreational bathing, or wading that contains over 24 inches (610mm) deep. That includes in-ground, above-ground on on-ground pools, hot tubs; spas and fixed-in-place wading pools

E. Construction of a deck, which by definition as stated in the 2006 Edition of the International Building Code adopted by the Village, is an exterior floor supported on at least two opposing sides by an adjacent structure, and/or posts, piers, or other independent supports

F. Demolition of a building

Miscellaneous Permits: $100

Examples: decks, fences, gazebos, reroof of primary structure, detached garage without electric, re-siding, sheds, new plumbing, new electrical and/or electrical service upgrades, electrical service to detached accessory structure, porches, moving accessory structures, enlargement of an existing exterior staircase, installation of new powered roof vents/attic fans, whole-house fans, sprinkler system for one- or two- family dwelling, public sidewalks, driveway approaches, etc.

Property Maintenance Inspections: These inspections are to be performed solely at the request of the Village. Any property maintenance inspections will be charge at the hourly rate for the inspection, report/administrative preparation, related meetings, and court appearances.

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