Building Department

Department Responsibilities

The Building Department is responsible for assisting developers and residents in complying with state and local construction codes, including building, electrical and plumbing. All building plan reviews, permit processing, scheduled and periodic inspections, and occupancy certificates are coordinated through this department. Responsibilities also include collection and refund of bond and escrow monies, and maintenance of records on all construction activity.

Please visit the Building Department for information on plan reviews, permits, building inspections, and contractor licensing. The Building Department provides oversight to ensure compliance with the Building and Zoning Code.

Permit Process

Submit building permit application and contractor’s registration to the Building Department by the following methods:

  • In-person: Village Hall, 2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL.  60047.   Office hours M - F, 8am - 4pm
  • Email: Erica Rezula and Amy Belmonte
  • Mail: Village Hall, 2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL.  60047
    1. Residential Permit Application
    2. Commercial Permit Application
    3. Contractor’s Registration

View Guidelines for specific projects

Please Include the following, if applicable:

  1. Completed permit application
  2. Proposal/estimate
  3. Specification sheets and installation manuals
  4. Site plan/plat of survey
  5. Detailed drawings

The standard plan review and permit issuance timeframe is 15 business days, not including delays for incomplete submittals. Reviews are completed in the order in which they are received. There will be a re-plan review fee if subsequent reviews are required. 

For questions or to call for inspections, please contact: 
Erica Rezula at 847-847-3586 or Amy Belmonte at 847-847-3537.


Inspections must be called in by 3:30 p.m. the day prior, at either of the phone numbers provided above. Note: There will be a re-inspection fee for failed inspections, which will be deducted from the refundable bond.