Building Permit Applications: Work Requiring a Permit

Licenses, permits and inspections are required for most construction activity, including many repair or replacement projects, in order to assure that work is performed in compliance with Village code requirements. Building codes adopted by the Village of Winnetka establish minimum requirements for the safety and well-being of the property owner, occupants and the general public.

The following permits may be required for residential, commercial or institutional building projects in Winnetka. For assistance in determining whether your project requires a permit, contact the Permit Desk at 847-716-3520 or send them an email.

Due to the the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village has adjusted its permitting and inspection process. Visit the Building Permits and Construction page for details.

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