- Building Permits
- Cargo Containers
- Kennel Operator
- Open Burn Permit
- Outdoor Retail Display
- Sign Permit
- Temporary Use Permit
- Oversize Vehicle Permit
Building Permit Information
A building permit provides legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. Building permits are beneficial to you and your community. As you work with Building Division staff, you will benefit from their knowledge of the building codes to ensure your construction project is built right, it will be safe and it will last. Safe construction practices help protect you, your family, your friends, and your investment. Most permits are processed in less than two weeks. Upon approval, a representative from the Building Division will contact the applicant informing them that the permit is ready to be picked up and the cost of the fees due. Please visit our Permit Information page for access to the building codes and specific project informational brochures.
When Are Building Permits Required and Not Required?
Building permits are required for any project that includes new construction, alterations or repairs.
There are some exceptions to this, like repairs that do not involve structural components of walls and roofs. Permits are not required for painting, flooring, replacing cabinets, replacing electrical fixtures and outlets, replacing plumbing fixtures.
Emergency repairs can be addressed without immediately obtaining a permit, just apply for a permit within a week of the emergency repair.
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Cargo Container Placement Permit Information
Cargo containers, temporary membrane structures, storage tents, and temporary storage canopies may be placed on a private property not more than four times, for a total of 30 days in any one calendar year. The City of Warrenville Chief Code Official may extend the length of time a cargo container, temporary membrane structure, storage tent, or temporary storage canopy can remain on private property to a maximum of 120 days provided the cargo container, temporary membrane structure, storage tent, or temporary storage canopy is located on a property that has a valid building permit for a major construction project and is used to store construction equipment, construction materials, and/or relocated personal possessions. Cargo containers, temporary membrane structures, storage tents, and temporary storage canopies shall not be located in required interior side or rear yard setbacks. A permit from the City of Warrenville Community Development Department is required to place temporary cargo containers, temporary membrane structures, storage tents, and temporary storage canopies on a private property.
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Special Use Permit for Kennel Operators
The owner or operator of any kennel must first obtain a special use permit. This permit is required for any place where four or more dogs, of an age of four months or older, are kept as household pets, for breeding, grooming, boarding, sheltered, trained, or sold for commercial or humane purposes, or which offers provisions for minor medical treatment, including animal shelters. A minimum of one undivided acre is required to house four or more dogs for a private kennel. Two undivided acres are required for a commercial license for up to 19 dogs, and a minimum of two additional undivided acres are required for each additional 10 dogs. The permit cost is $80.
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Open Burning Permits
Only dry, seasoned wood is to be burned at any time. It is a violation of the open burning ordinance to burn leaves, grass, rubbish or garbage, and/or any wood that is still green or has been freshly cut.
Residential fires that are less than two feet by two feet by two feet do not require a burn permit, they are allowable any day of the week, and must be continually supervised by someone over the age of 16. If placed in an approved container, the fire must be a minimum of fifteen feet from any temporary or permanent building and/or fence. If the fire is not in an approved container, it must be located a minimum of fifty feet from and temporary or permanent building and/or fence.
Residential fires (bonfires and large landscape fires) that are greater than two feet by two feet by two feet and up to five feet by five feet by five feet require an Open Burning Permit. These fires are only permitted on Fridays and Saturdays for a maximum of five consecutive hours and must be placed a minimum of fifty feet from any temporary or permanent building and/or fence. The approved Open Burning placard must be present and visible during the duration of the bonfire or large landscape fire.
To obtain an Open Burning permit, you must complete the Open Burning permit application and attach a site plan of the property indicating where the burning will take place and where the water source is located in relation to the burn site. The property will be inspected before the permit will be approved. Open burn application must be submitted to the Community Development Department a minimum of three business days prior to the scheduled open burning. If you have any questions, contact Community Development at (630)393-9050.
Outdoor Retail Display Permit
Any person wanting to display merchandise for sale outdoors must submit an Outdoor Display Permit application and obtain an approved permit. The building inspector will inspect the display area. The initial and annual renewal fee for this permit is $25. Permits may be used for annual, seasonal, or temporary display.
An application for a sign permit must be accompanied with a completed Building Permit Application, two sets of Plat of Survey for ground signs, or Building Elevation Drawings for wall signs, two sets of sign drawings, and any other pertinent information (see Sign Regulations for details).
Temporary Use Permit
Events open to the public require Temporary Use Permit approval. Refer to Section one of the Zoning Ordinance or contact the Community Development Department to confirm that the proposed temporary event requires a permit. Temporary Use Permits for temporary events that satisfy the following criteria may be approved administratively at the discretion of the Community Development Department:
1. The temporary event is limited to two days;
2. The temporary event does not occupy more than 30% of the required parking spaces
during the normal business hours of the business on the property unless alternative
parking arrangements are provided and found to be adequate and satisfactory by the
Community Development Director;
3. The temporary event does not involve street closures;
4. The temporary event does not involve serving alcohol; and
5. The temporary event is conducted between hours of 8:00 am and 8:30 pm on Sunday
through Thursday and 8:00 am and 10:30 pm on Friday through Saturday. (Ord. 2621,
If the temporary event cannot be approved administratively, then it requires a recommendation from The Plan Commission to the City Council. The City Council makes the final decision on the application.