Occupancy Inspections

Applying For A Building Permit

The building permit card must be in a visible location at the construction site. A copy of the approved plans must be on the job site at all times. Any proposed changes to the approved plan must be brought to the attention of the Building Official. Some changes will require review and approval.

Most commonly, new buildings, additions to existing structures, renovations, demolitions, and temporary buildings usually require building permits and inspections. Less obvious projects that may require a permit include installing a swimming pool, deck, or fence. Also, some tasks that involve electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, and fireplaces require a building permit.

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When the work begins, the Village will inspect each major phase of construction. It is the responsibility of the person doing the work to schedule inspections at least 24 hours in advance. If the inspector finds that some of the work does not meet minimum code requirements, he will provide an explanation of the corrections that must be made to bring the work up to acceptable standards. Please see the Inspection Check List for a detailed overview of what is covered in the inspection.  

When the work has been completed and the inspector approves the final project, you will receive either a Certificate of Occupancy. This will formally mark the completion of the project with the understanding that it has been inspected.

The Building Department for the Village of Round Lake Park ensures the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties according to the International Building Code, and local ordinances. We facilitate development with integrity, efficiency, and professionalism. The Building Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all Round Lake Park residents and businesses while making our Village a great place to live, work, and build.

Zoning is the process by which the Village of Round Lake Park regulates land use.  The official zoning map of the Village designates what a property is zoned as.  The Zoning Chapter, of the Round Lake Park Village Code, describes regulations for the entire Village and for each specific zoning district.  These regulations include, but are not limited to, permitted land usage, building density, building height, parking regulations, and landscaping requirements. Village Zoning Ordinance

Permitted uses are uses that are explicitly allowed in a zone such as single-family homes in an R1 Single-Family district or ice cream store in a C1 Local Shopping District. Special uses are uses that are allowed in a zone only after public hearings. The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews each special use, and the Village Board of Trustees must approve the special use prior to its establishment. Land uses that are not specifically listed as permitted or special uses in a zoning district are not allowed without a Zoning chapter amendment.

Village Zoning Map may be downloaded for free or print copy of the Zoning chapter and Zoning map can be purchased for $30. For additional zoning information, contact the Building & Zoning Department at (847) 546-2790. 

Current Building Codes Adopted by the Village

Todd Lucassen

Building & Zoning​ 


(847) 546-2790 OPTION 3


Gerardo Torres

Building Inspector

(847) 546-2790 OPTION 3

You can submit permit applications via fax 847.546.6847, 

in person or via email at any of the following

Brenda Jaimes


​Norma Nelson 

The Village of Round Lake Park's Building Department exists to help make residential and business improvement projects safe and long-lasting. If you need more information about building permits, inspections, and fees, please call us at (847) 546-2790 or send us a message through a Service Request. 

The Building Department staff is also available to meet and discuss your project specifications. If you hire a professional contractor to do the work, select one who is familiar with local building codes, then apply for a permit whether a professional or a do-it-yourselfer does the job.

Staff is responsible for enforcing construction standards, building codes, materials, and methods of construction arising from advancing technology.

The following are various Village Codes, Ordinances, and Guidelines adopted by the Village and used to review plans once they have been submitted for zoning approvals and/or permits. Ensuring that your submittal complies with these codes can greatly reduce the amount of time needed to conduct plan reviews.

2018 International Building Code

2018 International Residential Code

​2018 International Fire Code

2011 National Electrical Code 

Illinois Plumbing Code 

​Village Codes & Ordinances    

Todd Lucassen


Pursuant to §150.88 of the Code of Round Lake Park, the owner of any building shall, within fifteen (15) days after a building it is considered “vacant” or “under foreclosure,” register each such building with the Village, and each year thereafter by filing a Vacant or Foreclosure Building Registration Form.
•      An annual, non-prorated, non-refundable $200.00 Registration Fee shall be required at the time of registration for each vacant or foreclosure building.
•      An owner shall notify the Building Commissioner within ten (10) days of any change in registration information by filing an amended Vacant or Foreclosure Building Registration Form.
•      A Vacant or Foreclosure Building Plan of Action must be submitted with registration including evidence of current/appropriate insurance.
•      The owner of a vacant building or a mortgagee of a foreclosure building is required to annually renew the registration on the anniversary date of the first filing. The annual renewal will include a new Vacant or Foreclosure Building Registration Form and payment of the $200.00 Annual Registration Fee.

Displaying Of Permit Card

Pursuant to Ordinance § 150.85, The Village of Round Lake Park requires that an occupancy inspection be conducted at a property every time there is a change in residence, and the property must pass the inspection to be approved for occupancy. This applies to both rental properties and owner occupied properties. The cost of the inspection is $75, and an inspection appointment must be scheduled at least 24 hours before hand. 

A property can be sold as is, in these cases a property can fail the occupancy inspection and still go through closing. It would be the responsibility of the new home owners to bring the property up to code, then pay for and schedule a re-inspection prior to the issuance of the certificate of occupancy. 

A building permit is a license that grants legal permission to begin construction of a building project. Permits and inspections are necessary to verify that all Village of Round Lake Park codes are met.

Building permits are required for a variety of rehabilitation and renovation projects.  This ensures that the work done in your home is safe.  The Village conducts inspections at certain intervals of the project to ensure the work being done meets all safety and building code requirements. 

Building Permits

Building & Zoning Department  

​​Applying for a building permit requires basic information about the project, such as who will perform the work, what work will be done, and how it will be done. The application process also will require you to submit drawings, plans, plat of surveys, or other documents for review. If the construction plans do not meet the Village's Building Code and Zoning Ordinance, or other related ordinance requirements, a code enforcement official will explain what needs to be corrected. To receive a permit, you will have to pay a fee. The permit fee helps defray the cost of the Village of Round Lake Park staff's time spent on the application, and the review and inspection process. Download Application

Building Department Inspections 

Vacant Property Registration program 

What Work Requires A Building Permit? 

Mayor Linda Lucassen

Staff Contact 

Questions About Your Project And Process

Village Zoning 

Where Can I Find My Plat Of Survey

The plat of survey can be found with the mortgage papers that you received from your lender when you closed on your property. If you do not have your plat of survey with these papers, please call your lender to have them send you a copy. If there has ever been a permit on your property, you can try to find it in the Village's Building Department. This process requires filling out a Freedom of Information Act Form. If you cannot find it in either of these locations, you can hire a land surveyor to create a new plat of survey.