The Village of Arlington Heights has started a pilot program, “Residential Same Day Permits” that will expedite the process of obtaining building permits for some residential construction projects. The program entails providing permits after an “Over-the-Counter Review” or “Same Day Plan Review,” with Building Services.
Arlington Heights announced Friday that they are beginning two categories of immediate review permits — “Over-the-Counter” Reviews and “Same Day Plan” reviews. No information regarding the cost or pricing of the permits was included in the announcement.
Eligible projects for over-the-counter reviews require a completed application that can be obtained in Building Services, located on the first floor of Village Hall, every weekday from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The applications will be reviewed over the counter, and if the application and submitted material provides all the necessary information, a permit will be given the same day.
Over-the-Counter reviews include these specific residential projects:
Electrical 100 amp service
Electrical 200 amp service
Foundation repair with structural seal
Sewer repair/clean out
Water Heater Replacement
Same Day Plan Reviews
Same Day Plan Reviews are offered at Building Services by appointments only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Appointments should be scheduled with a 24 hour notice by calling 847-368-5585. This process involves Building Services reviewing a plan brought in by a designer/architect/property owner and discussing any changes that may be required. A full submittal must be provided that includes a list of contractors, contractors’ licenses, etc. before permits are issued.
Same Day Plan reviews include these specific residential projects:
Ineligible projects under this new program include construction projects that increase the foot print of a structure or construction that requires the removal or alternation of any load bearing wall.
If this pilot program is successful, the Village will look into possibly expanding it to non-residential projects.
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