Permits, Licenses, Inspections


We have revised our permit submittal/issuance as follows:
Permit applications can be emailed to; mailed via USPS, UPS or FedEx; dropped off in the east side silver drop-box located in the circle near the postal box.

If they are large plans please drop off or mail in, do not email plans larger than an 11x17 size. We are open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm. We are open 7:30am-7pm on the first and third Monday of each month (the same night as the Board of Trustee meeting).

Once the application has been reviewed and approved, you will be emailed and given instructions on how to pay online or over the phone. We accept all forms of payment other than American Express. Please note review times are likely to be increased due to the high volume of permits being processed.

Once everything is ready and the permit has been paid, the permit card and paperwork will be emailed to you if the permit does not have large plans. 


As of June 29, 2020 we will be performing all inspections. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines. For all inspections, if anyone on the job site is ill or has been in contact with someone who is ill, please cancel and reschedule. We ask that you limit the amount of people present for the inspection and please practice social distancing during the inspection.

As usual, the only way to schedule an inspection is online or email with inspection and permit information. We are not taking inspection requests over the phone.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. Stay safe!

The Building Division of Orland Park is here to assist residents and businesses with any questions they may have regarding permits for homes and businesses. 
The Department of Development Services oversees the Village's Economic Development, Planning, and Building Permitting and Licensing Functions.

The Village's Responsibilities
The economic development division is responsible for encouraging:
  • Neighborhood investment
  • Development of I-80 corridor
  • Business recruitment, retention, and expansion
  • Redevelopment of blighted commercial centers
The planning division is responsible for providing professional guidance in achieving:
  • Planned village growth
  • Code updating
  • Historic preservation
  • Sustainability
  • Grant funding
  • Landscape and architectural review
The building and code enforcement division is responsible for providing professional guidance in achieving:
  • Reviews building plans
  • Code updating
  • Inspects structures
  • Electricians testing and certificates
  • Fire protection reviews
  • Issues licenses & permits
  • Issues Certificates of Occupancy
  • Conducts hearings for code variances and appeals
  • Enforces rental housing ordinances
  • Elevator inspection certificates