Building & Zoning Department Requirements
$1 to $5,000 = $20.00
$5,001 to $15,000 = $50.00
$15,001 to $50,000 = $100.00
Over $50,001 = $150.00
$1 to $50,000 = $100.00
$50,001 to $100,000 = $200.00
$100,001 to $500,000 = $400.00
Concrete Contractors must be licensed by the Village of Deerfield at an annual fee of $50.00. In addition they must provide the Village with a $5,000 surety bond. Plumbing contractors must provide the Village with a current copy of their Illinois State Plumbing License 055 and/or $5000.00 surety bond signed by the principal owner(s). Excavating, Demolition & Sewer contractors also are required to have a surety bond for working in the Village. A hold harmless clause should be added to either bond form and read as follows: Shall save and hold harmless the Village of Deerfield, Illinois from any loss, cost and damages, expense or liability of any kind resulting from the issue of said license.
** NOTE ** Permit applications where concrete, sewer, roofing, excavating, electrical, demolition and/or plumbing work will be done, will not be released until these licenses and bonds are on file and current. As for bonds we will accept a faxed or e-mail copy, providing original to follow in the mail.
NO OCCUPANCY of new construction will be granted until Certificate of Occupancy has been issued.
A performance guarantee of $10,000 or 3% of the estimated cost of the project is required in the form of a letter of credit, or cash security deposit for all projects when such cost estimate exceeds $100,000.This performance guarantee is to secure that the development and construction is complete in accordance with approved plans as wells as approved engineering plans and site grading/drainage plans are implemented as required by Chapter6, of the Village of Deerfield Municipal Code. A portion on the performance guarantee will be retained for up to one year after a final inspection and certificate of occupancy is issued.
No ground or wall signs are permitted, with the exception of New Single Family. Signs may be placed on the interior side of a window of the residence where the construction is taking place. Said sign may not exceed ten (10) square feet in size.
Please keep in mind the Village Construction Hours are as follows:
Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NOTHING allowed on Sunday or Observed Holiday’s
Additional information is available by contacting the Community Development Department at 847.719.7484. Homeowners and Contractors are urged to take the time to familiarize yourself with the legal aspects of your project.