Duties & Responsibilities
The Building Commissioner oversees the duties of the Code Enforcement Officer, building clerk, electrical inspectors and plumbing inspectors. The Commissioner reviews, inspects and approves commercial and residential building plans and approves all Building Permits. In addition the Commissioner is responsible for the following:
- Prepares reports, legal notices, and plan reviews for the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Village Board
- Acts as an intermediary with residents, builders, developers and village engineers
- Investigates and responds to resident complaints with the aid of the Code Enforcement Officer regarding the compliance with Village Codes, representing the Village at applicable hearings
- Reviews sign applications with Sign Committee prior to approval
- Facility management of Village Hall and Police Department
- Assists in the Administrative Department's budgetary process
- Completes requests as assigned by the Village President
Before proceeding with any work to construct, alter, repair or improve any part of a building or structure, a permit must be obtained. To obtain a permit for residential or commercial work, a permit application must be completed, a work order/proposal must be attached and signed by the contractor and resident, blueprints, drawings, plats of surveys, and list of materials being used must be submitted with the permit. Permit fees are based on type of work being done and whether residential or commercial. If you are not sure if a permit is required, please contact the building department.
Permits are reviewed and issued by the Building Commissioner. The Building Commissioner can be seen at the Village Hall, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Permits should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Contractor’s License is required by the Village for all contractors and sub-contractors doing work within the Village. The fee for a Contractor’s License is $100. Contractors must complete a Contractor’s License Application, submit their Certificate of Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance (listing the Village as additional insured), and also required for plumbers or roofers, is a copy of their state license. The Contractor's License is valid for one year from date of issue.
Point of Sale Inspection
A Point of Sale Inspection is required by the Village if you are planning on selling your home. An inspection must be scheduled with the Village Hall. Inspections are $50 each. Once the home has passed inspection, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. A final water meter reading is needed prior to vacating the property. Please call the Water Department to set up an appointment. A partial list of items that are checked during the inspection is available upon request from the Village.
A Rental Inspection is required by the Village each time a new tenant moves into your property. Inspections are $50 each. Once the home has passed inspection, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. Tenants may not move in until the Certificate of Occupancy has been issued. The water bill must be paid in full after each tenant. Please call the office to set up an appointment. A partial list of items that are checked during the inspection is available upon request from the Village.
Inspections are required by the Village for any permit work being done. A 24-hour notice is requested prior to an inspection being scheduled through Village Hall. A list of inspections required is available upon request. Building and electrical inspections are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and noon, except on Holidays. Plumbing inspections are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 am and noon, except on Holidays.