Electrical permit

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

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. This application is a fillable PDF and can be printed and submitted to the Village for review.

Electrical permit application

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 & 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