Permit Procedures


In order to obtain a building permit, the following requirements shall be complied with:

  • Submit required sets of construction drawings and specs to the Village of Niles. Each sheet shall be sealed (reproducible) by a registered architect / engineer or the plans that are bounded and indexed shall be stamped and sealed on the index sheet.
  • Permit applicants should not include payment with their initial submittal. Plan review comments will be made by staff.
  • Completed building, electrical, and plumbing permit applications, along with a copy of electrician's registration and plumber's and roofer's state registration.
  • $40 contractor registration fee is required. (Permit bonds are no longer required effective 8/1/2018)


The Village of Niles has adopted international, state, and local codes, which relate to all construction and property within the Village. The summary of the codes is as follows:

Building Codes

  • 2021 International Residential Code
  • 2021 International Building Code
  • 2021 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2021 International Energy Code

Mechanical Codes

  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • Niles Mechanical Code Chapter 18

Plumbing Codes

  • Current Illinois State Plumbing Code
  • Niles Plumbing Code Chapter 18

Electrical Codes

  • 2020 National Electrical Code
  • Niles Electrical Code Chapter 18

Fire Codes

  • 2021 International Fire Code
  • NFPA National Fire Codes, Current Edition
  • Niles Fire Prevention Code Chapter 46


  • Current Illinois Accessibility Code

The amendments to the codes listed are strictly adhered to. Copies of the amendments may be obtained by calling 847-588-8040 or at

Specific questions or interpretations related to any of these codes or village ordinances can be directed to the Community Development Department.