Village of Morton Grove, IL - First in Service... First in Safety

Village of Morton Grove
GOVERNMENT
Building and Inspectional Services Department
 

The mission of the Department of Building and Inspectional Services is to assure property and structures are developed and maintained to the standards of Village building, zoning, health, and property maintenance ordinances. The department also coordinates the maintenance and repairs at all Village owned properties.

ZONING AND PLANNING

  • Assist Department of Economic & Community Development with short and long range planning policies related to the Comprehensive Plan and property development.
  • Staff liaison t the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission.
  • Review the Unified Development Code and recommend amendments to keep current with good planning practices and community needs.
  • Maintain the official Zoning Map
  • Maintain the village master address database.

CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

Work that Requires a Permit:

  • Any new buildings or additions to buildings
  • New or Replacement detached garages, yard sheds, patios, fences
  • Signs
  • Swimming pools, ponds, spas two feet or more in depth
  • Revisions to electrical service, new circuits, receptacles, and light fixtures
  • New or replacement furnaces, boilers, and air conditioning units
  • Relocation of plumbing fixtures
  • Sewer and water line repairs
  • Installation of sewer cleanouts, flood control valves, and overhead sewers
  • Changes in grade to your lot

Work that Does Not Require a Permit:

  • Normal maintenance of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems
  • Power rodding of sewer lines
  • Replacement windows, doors, and building siding (contractor must be licensed)
  • Swimming pools, ponds, spas less than two feet deep

Permit Application

  • Application forms are available on-line or may be obtained at the Dept of Building & Inspectional Services
  • Submit the completed application form along with the necessary plans for review and approval

Requirements:

Residential
Required Submissions - This application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Plat of Survey (3)
  • Plot Plan (3)
  • Construction Plans (3 sets)

Multifamily:
Required Submissions – This application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Plat of Survey (5)
  • Plot Plan (5)
  • Construction Plans (5 sets)

Commercial / Industrial / Other Nonresidential:
Required Submissions – This application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Plat of Survey (5)
  • Plot Plan (5)
  • Construction Plans (5 sets)

CONTRACTORS

  • All contractor and subcontractors (other than landscapers and painters) working in the village require a village contractor’s business license
  • All licensed contractors must provide a valid $10,000 “License & Permit” bond for the type of work they perform
  • General contractors and any contractors working within the Village Right-of-Way must show proof of liability insurance
  • Village must be named as an additional insured on the policy using an ISO form GC2026 or the equivalent.
  • Village license is valid for a twelve month period from date of issuance

CONSTRUCTION FINANCING
The Illinois Attorney General's Office provides information on Illinois law related to financing home repairs, avoiding home repair fraud, and three-day right to cancel contracts.

FOOD SERVICE SANITATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTIONS

  • A licensed environmental health practitioner is responsible for completing semiannual inspections of all food service establishments, and periodic inspections of other facilities covered by village health and environmental ordinances.
  • Coordinates the village recycling programs www.swancc.org
  • Assists Public Works and the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District with mosquito vectoring www.nsmad.com

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Code enforcement officers, using the village’s minimum property maintenance ordinance, conduct an annual driving survey of all residential properties looking for deficiencies that have a potential negative impact on a neighborhood and property values. Deficiencies include such items as peeling paint, improper outside storage, abandoned or inoperable vehicles, and overgrown vegetation. Commercial and industrial buildings are surveyed for compliance with minimum property maintenance standards appropriate to that type of property use.

ELEVATOR AND ESCALATOR INSPECTIONS
The department coordinates semiannual inspections of all elevators and escalators in the community. Elevator Inspection Services, Inc., Indianhead Park, IL, performs these inspections under contract with the village.

VILLAGE BOARDS AND COMISSIONS
The department provides staff liaison support to the
Board of Environmental Health
First Tuesday of each month

Appearance Commission
First Monday of each month

Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission
Third Monday of each month

Contact Information

General Department & Schedule Inspections
847-470-5214
Fax: 847-663-6185

6101 Capulina Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053
 
Office Hours
 Mon. - Fri.:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
 
Inspection Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
 

 

 


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