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Building permit

Permits are required for a variety of building activities. Completed permit applications and supporting materials should be submitted to permits@vrf.us.  Those applications and materials that are too large to be sent via email should be dropped off at the River Forest Village Hall. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT FENCES REQUIRE A FENCE-SPECIFIC PERMIT APPLICATION. CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A FENCE PERMIT

Please review the following guidelines prior to submitting a building permit application:

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

Building permit application

Additional information regarding specific permit types and requirements can be found in the Pay & Apply section.

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

Questions?

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