Sidewalk/Stoop Resource Guide

A permit is required when installing or replacing sidewalks and/or stoops. If you have hired a contractor to perform the work, they must obtain a Contractor's Business License with the village before a permit can be issued.

Questions can be directed to the Permitting Division of the Community Development Department at 847.923.4420.

Current Fee:

Residential $50; Commercial $260

Submittal Requirements:

  • Commercial Village Permit Application
  • Application shall include proposed work dimensions and construction valuation
  • 2 copies of your plat of survey or site plan
  • Proposed work shall be drawn and clearly dimensioned on the survey.

Required Inspections:

  • Sub base/rough inspection
  • Final inspection

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:

  • Material Requirements
    • 4 inches concrete over 4 inches of compacted base.
    • 6 bag mix-drive concrete.
    • Minimum walk width is 3 feet.
    • Minimum stoop width and depth is 3 feet
    • Flashing where required by code
    • Maximum side yard walk width shall be 5 feet.
    • Pitch of flat work shall be away from structure.
  • Concrete steps
    • 3/8 inch maximum variable on rise or run
    • guardrail required if stoop is over 30 inches above grade
    • handrails-38 inches high max. space between balusters 4 inches.
    • Grippable hand rail required for stairs with 4 or more rises, 34-38 above
    • Stair nose
    • For residential - maximum rise 7-3/4 inch minimum run 10 inches
    • For commercial - maximum rise 7 inch minimum run 11 inches
  • Other Information
    • Total front yard coverage shall not exceed 40 percent of the front yard
    • Total rear yard coverage shall not exceed 40 percent of rear yard
    • Pavers must be installed per manufacturers specs. Airborne dust must be suppressed with water or alternative method