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Building Permits and Construction


Permits (and Village 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.  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.

For assistance in determining whether your project requires a permit, review this document, or contact the Permit Coordinator at (847) 716-3520.

All work on the exterior of commercial, multi-family and institutional buildings requires application for a Certificate of Appropriateness, and typically includes approval by the Village’s Design Review Board.

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