Permits and Licensing

The Village of Arlington Heights requires permits for certain building and construction projects, as well as other registration and licenses. Building permit applications and submittals must comply with Village building codes, which are established to provide safeguards for the public’s health and welfare.

Online Permitting: Citizen Self-Service Portal 

Village of Arlington Heights Citizen Self Portal (3)The Village’s online Citizen Self-Service Portal allows users to apply for a permit, track their permit, submit documents, schedule inspections, and communicate with staff. Anyone seeking a permit in the Village of Arlington Heights, will be required to utilize the Citizen Self-Service Portal. 

 If you have any questions, please contact the Building & Life Safety Department at [email protected] or 847.368.5560.

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Permit Documents & Guides
Below are documents regarding the Village's permits, including packets that contain all items needed for your permit.

Using the Search Feature
To search for documents, type in the permit you are seeking and click the dropdown menu to view search results.
Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by HEADER in Ascending Order within category
Building Permit Application Packets
Business Licenses & Applications
Community Events Forms
Community Planning & Zoning Applications And Guides
Liquor License Applications & Forms
Residential & Commercial Permit Applications And Guides