Instructions for "Short Form" Permit Applications

Follow the instructions on this page to apply for a permit to repair, replace, or make minor alterations to existing plumbing, heating/ventilation or refrigeration equipment without visiting City Hall.

For other types of applications under the Easy Permit Program, click here.

Plumbing

For replacement of existing plumbing fixtures and hot water heaters:

  • Download and complete the PDF permit application (under Easy Permit - Specialized).
  • Obtain a letter of intent from the city-licensed plumbing contractor on the contractor's letterhead.
  • Email the completed permit application and letter of intent to Greg Brown.

Refrigeration

For refrigeration equipment that does not require architectural plans:

  • Download and complete the PDF permit application (under Easy Permit - Specialized).
  • Obtain a letter of intent from the contractor who will be performing the work on the contractor's letterhead.
  • Obtain a letter signed and sealed by an Illinois-licensed architect or structural engineer confirming  that there is adequate support for new or replacement equipment to be installed under the permit.
  • Email the completed permit application and supporting materials to Ron Gardner.

Ventilation

For repair and replacement of existing ventilation equipment, including warm air furnaces:

  • Download and complete the PDF permit application (under Easy Permit - Specialized).
  • Obtain a letter of intent from the contractor who will be performing the work on the contractor's letterhead.
  • Obtain a letter signed and sealed by an Illinois-licensed architect or structural engineer confirming that there is adequate support for new or replacement equipment to be installed under the permit.
  • Email the completed permit application and supporting materials to Brian Harris.

 

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