Building Codes - Permits - Inspections - Licenses


Building Code Information

The Building Regulations are Title 10 of the Village Code. For Building Regulations, find Title 10 on the left hand side of the screen.

International Code Council

On January 11, 2011 the village Board of Trustees adopted the 2009 International Code Council (ICC) family of codes, with referenced standards. To access these codes and local amendments see Building Codes and Amendments. You may also view the 2009 ICC codes online at the International Code Council.

Applications, Forms and Permits

Follow this link to access and download Applications and Forms.
Follow this link to access Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler Permit information. For more information on these types of permits and to schedule inspections call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 630-368-5220.

Licenses Required

Oak Brook does NOT require business licenses or surety bonds.  We do NOT register General Contractors.  We DO require copies of current State Plumbing license, tested Electrician license and State Roofing license. Other municipalities' "business" licenses are NOT acceptable.

Residential Energy Code Compliance

The State of Illinois has adopted and amended the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. The link provided includes the amended sections only 2012 Energy Code Amendments. The model IECC is a copyrighted document and is not available online through this website. Printed and digital copies of the model IECC may be purchased directly from ICC. Printed copies of the model IECC may be viewed at the Development Services Department in the Village of Oak Brook Butler Government Center 1200 Oak Brook Road (the building is located at Spring Road and 31st Street/Oak Brook Road - located at the west end of the building) or at the Village of Oak Brook Public Library located at 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. More information regarding the library hours can be obtained by calling by phone at (630) 368-7700.



Note: Important Information for homes and child care facilities constructed before 1978: If you are planning to renovate 6 square feet or more of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects, or more than 20 square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects in housing, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978, Please read the Renovate Right brochure.

Also, review Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan's "Know your Consumer Rights" regarding home repair fraud and things you should know before hiring a contractor.

Bond & Fee Schedule

The Bond and Fee Schedule is approved by the Board of Trustees and is periodically updated. It can be used to help estimate building permit fees and bonds when required.  Call the department at (630) 368-5101 to confirm the current fee schedule.  

Helpful Information

See General Information, General Contractor/Renovations Information and Miscellaneous Information and FAQ's for more information.