Fencing

Permits are required for all fences within the City of Waukegan (replacements included). PRINTABLE FENCE CHECKLIST

Processing of each application may take up to 10 business days during construction season.

All applications need to be submitted in person on the 3rd floor at 100 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085. Office hours are 8am- 4pm Monday thru Friday.  

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION must be filled out in full to be processed and include the following attachments:

  1. Copy of the Proposal/Contract between Contractor and Property owner, signed by both parties 
  2. Height and material type must be included on the contract
  3. Plat of Survey (drawing to scale may be accepted) DRAWING TO SCALE EXAMPLE
  4. Proper contractor registration (see below)

Contractor Registration Requirements

Contractors need to be registered with the City of Waukegan CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

PERMITS ARE REQUIRED TO BE POSTED IN FRONT WINDOW WHILE WORK IS COMPLETED

POST HOLE INSPECTIONS ARE REQUIRED - MINIMUM DEPTH OF 36" 

FINAL (PANELS MUST BE FACED WITH THE FINISHED SIDE TOWARDS YOUR NEIGHBOR

FRONT YARD AND CORNER SIDE YARD FENCING RESTRICTIONS

Permit pricing is calculated based on the amount of the contract, minimum of $50.00. Plan Review and Inspection Fees of $150.00 are accessed for all fencing permits. Permit Fees will be doubled for any work started without an official permit posted.