Swimming pool permit

A permit is required to construct a swimming pool.

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

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The following application materials are required:

  • Completed and signed application (below)
  • Plat of survey indicating location of pool
  • 3 sets of drawings
  • Electrical permit
  • Plumbing permit for heater or gas pipe installation
  • Description of fence
  • $25 application fee for above-ground pools;
  • 1.5% of project cost with a minimum of $150 for inground pools
  • Electrical/plumbing fees

View the Village Code's swimming pool requirements.

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

Click here and navigate to "Accessory 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