Fireplace & Chimney

Your Fireplace & Chimney Resource Center

In order for an application for a Fireplace or Chimney permit to be reviewed, it must include all required information. An application without complete information, including all required plans, may not be processed until the submittal is complete.  Whether you are building new, or repairing, restoring or refinishing your home, the work and goal can be a rewarding experience and we want to help make it as easy as possible!  The following can be found on our Download Permits & Applications, Licenses and Guides page, and are required for your Fireplace & Chimney needs: 

Permit Submittal Requirements 

  • Building Permit
  • Same Day Statement of Compliance
  • Real Estate Index Number.  The Index number can be found on your tax bill.
  • Subcontractor List.  All contractors, excluding plumbing & electrician, are required to be licensed prior to release of permit.
  • Contractor's License.  All contractors are required to be licensed in the Village of Arlington Heights prior to release of permit.
  • Homeowner as General Contractor, if applicable
  • Fireplace Information
  • Two copies of Contractor's Proposal
  • Two copies of Plat of Survey
  • Two copies of Prefab Firebox Flue and Chimney details.  Entire assembly to be listed by recognized testing agency.
  • Two copies of Masonry Cross Section
  • Two copies of Site Plan showing exterior elements; architectural enclosures required
  • Two copies of drawings showing planned location of fireplace and flue locations through finished living space; enclosures required
  • Metal Stove Assemblies to be UL listed or equivalent 
  • If metal fireplace is projecting outside of house, the flue must be fire sheathed and insulated for manufactured box.
  • Brick fireplaces to comply with IRC requirements
  • Fire Stopping required at horizontal interfaces


  • Building Permit
  • Real Estate Index Number.  The Index number can be found on your tax bill.
  • Contractor License
  • Three collated sets containing: Contractor's Proposal, Homeowner as General Contractor, if applicable

Permit Submittal Information


  • Permit Fee of $40 due at time of submittal
  • All applications, including revisions, must be submitted to the Building & Life Safety Services department
  • Allow 10 working days for review time

Permit Revision Information


  • If there is a rejection by any reviewing department, a correction report will be mailed/faxed to the permit applicant after the plan ahs been reviewed by all reviewing departments
  • Revisions may take an additional 10 working days to process
  • If the general contractor and/or any subcontractors change, a letter from the permit applicant documenting the replacement