Plumbing permit

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

Plumbing Permits

Required for:

  • Bathtub/Shower Replacement
  • Boilers and Heating Units
  • Sewer Repairs and Clean Outs
  • Drain Tile (Interior and Exterior)
  • Garbage Disposal Units
  • Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis and Spas
  • Installation of Chemical Dispensers
  • Interior Piping Changes
  • Lawn Sprinkler Systems
  • New/Additional Sinks
  • Relocating Fixtures
  • Sewer Service Changes and Sewage Disposal Systems
  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Street or Parkway Openings
  • Sump or Ejector Pumps
  • Swimming Pools
  • Water Service Changes

Plumbing permit applications must be signed by the Registered Supervising Plumber who must have a current State of Illinois Plumbing License.

A Letter of Intent is required along with all plumbing permit applications. The letter shall be written by the licensed plumber on record's business stationery and shall include the license holder's signature and corporate seal, if applicable. If there is no corporate seal, the letter must be notarized.

Plumbers performing excavation work must be licensed and bonded to perform such work with the Village of River Forest.

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