Electrical permit

Electrical permits are required for the safety and protection of the community.

Please note that new permit applications and contractor licenses must be applied for online at riverforest.onlama.com.

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Electrical Permits

Required for:

  • New Outlets or Lights (Interior and Exterior)
  • Panel Changes
  • New, Temporary or Upgrades to Service
  • Directly Wired Smoke Detectors

Electrical permit applications must be signed by the Registered Supervising Electrician who must be licensed and bonded with the Village. 

Click here and navigate to "Trade Permits" for the application form.

Work hours in the Village of River Forest:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Saturdays
  • No work on Sundays, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas



Contact Building Development Services & Zoning

  • (708) 714-3552
    (708) 366-3702 fax
  • 400 Park Avenue
    River Forest, IL 60305
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  • Mon: 8:00am to 7:00pm
    Tue–Fri: 8:00am to 4:30pm