Construction Trailer Resource Guide

A permit is required for construction trailers.  If you have any questions, please contact the Permitting Division of the Community Development Department at 847.923.4420.

Current Fee:  $190

Submittal Requirements:

Required Inspections:

  • Location verification
  • Rough electrical if applicable
  • Final inspection verifying removal of trailer

Inspections can be scheduled up to 4pm the business day prior to the requested inspection date by contacting the Permitting Division of the Community Development Department at 847.923.4420.

Code Requirements:

  • Contractor's offices, storage areas, equipment sheds and trailers may be allowed in all zoning districts if required for a permitted construction project.  It must be removed within thirty (30) days of the completion of the construction project for which it was installed.
  • Temporary real estate offices in trailers will require a temporary use permit if trailer is located in any new construction project and used for the sale of units within that project.  The permit will be valid for a period of six (6) months or until the first model unit for the project is completed, whichever occurs first.