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Building Department

The Building Department provides assistance to Franklin Park residents and commercial/industrial businesses to construct, remodel and maintain their properties.  The Village required permits include (but are not limited to): carpentry, concrete, plumbing, fencing, roofing, masonry, signage, electrical, fire safety and HVAC.

The Building Department also provides pre-sale and occupancy inspections for residential and commercial/industrial buildings.  Multi-Dwelling inspections are preformed annually on all dwellings containing three or more units.  Health and elevator inspections are performed biannually.  Plan reviews for all permit processes are also offered and performed.

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Report Building Permit Violations


In order to ensure that construction is done safely and in compliance with building codes, the Village requires that permits be obtained for nearly all residential work, including carpentry, concrete, plumbing, fencing, roofing, masonry, signage, electrical, fire safety and HVAC. Permits should be prominently displayed on the work site.

If you suspect work is being performed without the proper building permits, please report the exact property address and nature of your concern to the Building Department at inspections@vofp.com.

 

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Problems or Concerns With the Exterior of a Residence?

If you are concerned or have issue with the looks of a particular home or areas in your neighborhood, please make us aware of the situation. The Health Department inspects all residential & commercial properties that have a potential sanitation concern. Sanitation concerns might include, but are not limited to:

  • Garbage or litter accumulation
  • Excessive weed or plant growth
  • Stagnant water
  • Abandoned cars
  • Dog or animal feces or concerns with animal shelter or water and food
  • Composting materials

Problems or Concerns with a Local Food Establishment?

Our Health Inspectors oversee one hundred and sixty (160) food establishments that interact with the public through human consumption. These establishments may be a fast food restaurant, pizza parlor, bakery, wholesale processors, restaurant, daycare center, lodging establishment, grocery store, or deli. All inspections are conducted and based upon the Rules & Regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Codebook. Inspections are conducted every six months; unless an establishment requires extra follow-up visits. Inspections are also conducted immediately after a complaint is received from a concerned consumer.

To report any concerns or complaints, please contact the Health Department:

9500 Belmont Avenue
Franklin Park, Illinois 60131
Phone 847.671.8240
Fax 847.671.8238
Email the Health Department

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Building Permits Required for Most Outdoor Improvements


The Village requires permits for most outdoor structural work and the addition of new freestanding structures such as a fence, shed, or pool. If you are unsure about building codes and if you need a permit, check with the Building Department first.

Permits are required for constructing or replacing a driveway, sidewalk, patio (including paver bricks), stoop, or stairs; building or replacing a deck, shed, or roof; building or replacing a fence; installing a pool, hot tub, or pergola; tree removal; and adding a sunroom or 3-seasons room. For more information, call (847) 671-8245.

 

Adopted Building Codes

BUILDING

2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE

RESIDENTIAL

2015 RESIDENTIAL CODE

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

 2015 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE

MECHANICAL

2015 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE

ELECTRICAL

2014 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

PLUMBING

2014 STATE OF ILLINOIS PLUMBING CODE

FIRE PREVENTION

2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE

ENERGY

2018 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE

FUEL GAS

2015 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE

ACCESSIBILITY

 

2018 STATE OF ILLINOIS ACCESSIBILITY CODE

AND ICC/ANSI A117.1

   
 

* as amended with the Village of Franklin Park-

© 2011 - Village of Franklin Park, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131, tel: (847) 671-4800