Arlington Heights: New Same Day Permit Program for Residential Construction Projects


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.

Over-the-Counter Reviews
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:

Basketball pole
Electrical 100 amp service
Electrical 200 amp service
Foundation repair with structural seal
Sewer repair/clean out
Water Heater Replacement
Window 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:

Air Conditioner
Basement Remodel
Bath Remodel
Driveway Replacement
Garage Floor
Interior Alteration
Kitchen Remodel
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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