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Permits Required

This section outlines information regarding Village of Green Oaks permits and when permits are required. The following section is a section of the Village of Green Oaks ordinances. Village residents should contact the Village Administrator to obtain the latest information regarding when permits are required and cost of the permit.

When permits are required:

A permit shall be obtained before beginning construction, alteration or repairs, other than ordinary repairs, using application forms furnished by the building official. Ordinary repairs are nonstructural repairs and do not include addition to, alteration of, or replacement or relocation of water supply, sewer drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electrical wiring, or mechanical or other work for which a permit is required by the building official.

Permit fees:

Permit fees shall be established by the local jurisdiction. Contact the Village Administrator for latest permit fee schedule.


Every permit issued by the building official under the provisions of this code shall expire by limitation and become null and void if the building or work authorized by such permit is not commenced within six months from the issue date of the permit, or if the building or work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months or more after the work has commenced. Before such work can be commenced or resumed, a permit extension or renewal shall be obtained.

Permit extension:

A permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply for a one-time six-month extension provided the permittee can show good and satisfactory reasons beyond control that the work cannot be commenced within the six-month period from the original permit issue date. No additional fee is required for this on-time extension.

Permit renewal:

A permit, which has expired for six months or less, may be renewed provided no changes have been made in the original plans and specifications for such work. The renewal fee shall be one half of the amount required for a new permit. Permits, which have been expired for greater than six months required a new application and payment of the full, permit fee.

Permit validity:

The issuances of a permit shall not authorize the violation of any of the provisions of this code.

Building permits are required for the following:

  1. Basement remodeling
  2. Decks / patios
  3. Driveway & driveway aprons
  4. Fences
  5. Fire places
  6. Garages – attached
  7. Garages – detached
  8. Lawn sprinkler systems
  9. Room additions
  10. Sheds
  11. Signs
  12. Single family homes
  13. Swimming pools, spas & hot tubs
  14. Re-roofing