109 W. Bangs Street, Wauconda
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Building Permit Desk Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Joseph E. Schwarz
Director of Building
Director of Planning & Zoning
From the Department of Building, Planning & Zoning
The primary responsibility of the Building, Zoning and Planning Department is to monitor and regulate all building construction in the Village to assure compliance with the applicable, adopted Building Codes. The department also has the responsibility to oversee the Zoning Ordinances of the Village to assure that compliance is being maintained. Please contact the Building and Zoning Department at (847) 526-9609 if you are unsure if your project requires a permit.
Building permit applications are a 4-part form available only at the permit desk. Payment for permits can be made by cash or check made payable to: Village of Wauconda. Credit and debit cards are NOT accepted. Permits expire six (6) months from the date of issue.
Village-wide summary of activities
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View the Comprehensive Plan
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Documents and Fees
Construction & Non-Construction Building Permits
For a list of residential permit fees, click here. Also available for your convenience are Design and Construction Notes.
New Construction Permits - By Village of Wauconda Ordinance, a Building Permit is required for all new construction, alterations, replacements, or repairs such as, but not limited to, the following:
- Furnaces/Water Heaters
- Emergency Back Up Systems
- Gazebos and Screen Rooms
- Kitchen/Bath remodels
- Siding and Fascia
- Swimming Pools/Hot Tubs
Non-Construction Permits – A Permit or Inspection is also required for:
- Garage Sales (no fee required) – An online ‘Garage Sale Registry’ is available for Village residents.
- Bonfires and Ecological Burns
- Outdoor Watering during Conservation Period
Sign Requirements & Permits
The sign regulations have been enacted to establish a regulatory framework to preserve and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by regulating outdoor signs of all types while not restricting the freedom of expression.
Except as otherwise provided in these regulations, it shall be unlawful for any person to install, alter, relocate, or maintain within the village any sign as defined in these regulations without first obtaining a sign permit from the village and making payment of the appropriate fee.
Residential Dwelling Inspection Program
Ordinances Frequently Referenced
- Zoning Code/Regulations: Chapter 155
- Sign Regulations: Chapter 152
- Residential garbage service requirements
- Seasonal decorations requirements
- Temporary Storage Unit requirements
- Storage of Recreational Vehicles
- Address/House Number requirements
- Development Ordinance
- Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance
- Building Codes & Fire Regulations