Inspections are required to ensure that the work being completed meets applicable codes. It is the permit applicant's responsibility to call and schedule an inspection.  Failed inspections require a re-inspection which carries a $75 re-inspection fee. 

Inspections must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

To schedule an inspection, email

The following information should be provided when scheduling an inspection:

  • Project Number
  • Type of Inspection
  • Desired Day and Time for Inspection
  • Name and Phone Number of Person Requesting the Inspection

The Village utilizes B & F Technical Code Services to complete Electrical and Plumbing inspections. The inspectors from B & F will be wearing B & F clothing but will not be driving a Village of River Forest vehicle. If you are concerned about the legitimacy of an inspector, please call the Village at the number listed above.

The following is a complete list of inspections. Not all inspections apply to all projects. Contact the Village if you are unsure an inspection is required.

  • Backfill
  • Basement- Rough & Final
  • Bathroom- Rough & Final
  • Building- Rough & Final
  • Drain tile
  • Deck- Rough & Final
  • Driveway
  • Fence
  • Footing
  • Framing
  • Garage- Rough & Final
  • HVAC
  • Insulation
  • Kitchen-Rough & Final
  • Occupancy
  • Pre-Pour
  • Pool- Rough & Final
  • Sign
  • Slab
  • Slab-on-Grade
  • Temporary Occupancy


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