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Building Permit? - Check!

Get all the building permit information you need to start your next home improvement project at the Bartlett Park District’s annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, 4/22 at Bartlett Nature Center in James “Pate” Philip State Park, 2054 W. Stearns Road. Bartlett Building Department staff will be there from noon to 4 p.m. to answer questions and provide information about the Illinois Energy Conservation Codes. They can guide you through proper permitting so that your home not only looks great when your project is finished but also can be safely enjoyed for many years. Free CFL light bulbs, while supplies last.

Building permits are required because your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with Village codes, the value of your investment is reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without permits and inspections. If you decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, you may be required to make costly repairs. Also, by following code guidelines, the completed project will meet minimum standards of safety and be less likely to cause injury to you, your family and friends or future owners.

If you are hiring an outside contractor for your next home project, please make sure whoever you hire is licensed and bonded to work in the Village. For a link to a list of licensed contractors, visit the Building Department page.

The Building Department will also be kicking off national Building Safety Month 2017 in May. This year’s theme is “Code Officials — Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth” with a focus on: 1. Mentoring the Next Generation of Building Professionals; 2. Building Design Solutions for All Ages; 3. Manage the Damage – Preparing for Natural Disasters; 4. Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency. Residents can visit www.buildingsafetymonth.org for more information.