Building Department

Sidewalk Program

The Village of Summit will be offering the 50/50 sidewalk program this year. Should anyone be interested in replacing some sidewalk located on Village property front of his or her house, please call Delia at 708-563-4809.

Permits & Inspections Fees

Fees for permits are based on the construction/job cost. The Village of Summit must license all contractors doing work within the Village limits. Fees are detailed below.


The Building Department issues several types of permits. You will need a permit for the kinds of work described below, whether you do the work yourself or employ a contractor for the job. Building Permit forms are available from the Building Department.


To apply for a permit you will need the permit application, the permit fee, and a copy of the proposal your contractor (licensed by the Village of Summit) has given you. If your licensed contractor is applying for the permit, we require the homeowner's signature on either the proposal or the building permit application.


The fee is based on the cost of the job and inspections are $50 each.

Permits required include but are not limited to the following.

Home Improvement Permits

  • Asphalt driveway/parking lot paving
  • Concrete work
  • Decks
  • Garages
  • Roofing installation or replacement
  • Room Additions
  • Siding, soffit, and gutter installation or replacement
  • Traditional Permits
  • Window replacement

Improvement Permits

  • Above-ground swimming pools
  • Built-in and freestanding fireplaces
  • Fence (erection of new) or repairs (existing) (no fee for residential fences)
  • Installation of residential central air conditioning units
  • Storage sheds

Pluming Permits / Electrical Permits

Plumbing and electrical permits have a different permit fee schedule.

Additional Information

Please do not hesitate to call the Building Department should you have questions or would like to schedule an inspection 708-563-4809