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Please review this page for information regarding permit and license requirements for projects in Hoffman Estates.

If you still have questions, please call Code Enforcement at 847-781-2631.

Permit Addendum (PDF) - The Permit Addendum is required for all projects.

Building Permit Application (PDF) - This application is used for the majority of projects such as: Decks, Sheds, Roofs, Additions, Remodeling, Commercial Projects, Patios, Garage & Garage Conversion, Gazebos, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling, Fireplaces, Windows and Doors.

Home Owner Letter of Intent (PDF) - To be filled out by a home owner listed on a permit as performing work on the project.

Workers Compensation Affidavit (PDF) - To be filled out and submitted by contractor attesting that he is not required to retain workers compensation coverage because he has no employees.

The list below contains several forms intended to help homeowners, businesses, and contractors understand what qualifies as "permit-quality work" in the Village of Hoffman Estates. Click on any of the subjects for more information.  Please contact 847-781-2631 for information on projects not listed below.

Project Information Permit Application Information
  • Driveway Permit Application (PDF)

    Permit also used for parking lot improvements.

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

     

  • No Permit Required

     

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

    Permit application requirements.
  • Commercial Alterations and Tenant Build-outs (PDF)
  • Building Permit Application (PDF) Permit application requirements.
  • Commercial Buildings (New) (PDF)
  • Building Permit Application (PDF) Permit application requirements.
  • Contractor License Application (PDF)

    Contractors performing work in Hoffman Estates are required to complete a simple form and provide required documentation. 

  • Decks (PDF)
  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

    Guide for best practices in residential decks (off-site)

  • Demolition, Interior 
  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

    For residential and commercial interior demolition and clean-up.

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

     

    Electrical Work                     

    Electrical Permit Application (PDF)

    Electrical installation, electrical service upgrade, or installation of receptacles not covered under general building permit.

  • Siding Permit Application (PDF)

    Replacement or installation of siding

  • Fences (PDF)
  • Fence Permit Application (PDF)

    Installation of fences  

    Fire Department Permits (PDF) Fire Department Permit Application (PDF) Fire Department related issues
  • Fireplaces (PDF)
  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

    Indoor or outdoor stoves and fire pits

  • Mechanical Permit Application (PDF)

    Residential and Commercial

  • Garage Sale Permit Application

    To request a garage sale permit, visit the front counter, or email (at left) or fax your address and sale date/s to 847-781-2658.   

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

     

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

    Used when converting a garae to living or storage space. ALL homes must have a garage- attached or detached.

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

     

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

    Plans must be detailed and all-inclusive

  • Pergolas (PDF)
  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

     

  • No Permit Required

     

  • Plumbing Permit Application (PDF) 

    Lawn Sprinklers

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

     

  • Pool and Spa Permit Application (PDF)

    Please be aware that blow-up pools more than 2 feet deep or over 1,000 gallons require a permit.

  • Building Permit Application (PDF) 

    Residential installations 

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

     

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

     

  • Sign Permit Application (PDF)

    9-3-8 of Municipal Code. Installation of temporary and permanent signs on commercial property.

  • Building Permit Application (PDF) 

     

  • Plumbing Permit Application (PDF) 

     

  • Building Permit Application (PDF)

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    Last updated: 4/9/2014 11:22:13 AM