Demolition

PROPERTY DEMOLITION

Permits are required for all demolition within the City of Waukegan.

Processing of each application may take up to 21 business days during construction season.

If you are demolishing a garage or accessory structure please reference Accessory Structure Demolition

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

All applications need to be submitted online at this time 

DEMOLITION PERMIT APPLICATION must include the following attachments:

  • Copy of the Proposal/Contract between Contractor and Property owner, signed by both parties 
  • Copy of the Proposal/Contract for temporary demolition fencing (6’ chainlink required)  
  • Plan to cap the Water/Sewer lines at the main (only exception is when new construction plans have been submitted)
  • ComEd - Letter of Disconnection
  • North Shore Gas - Letter of Disconnection
  • Proper contractor registration (see below)

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Contractors need to be registered with the City of Waukegan CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION. The following items are required with your registration:             

  • COI (Certificate of Insurance) includes; comprehensive liability general aggregate $2,000,000, proof of workers compensation, CITY OF WAUKEGAN, AS ADDITIONAL INSURED
  • $15,000 License and Permit Bond
  • $100.00 Annual Registration Fee

INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

  1. CAPPING/FENCING INSPECTION
  2. BACKFILL INSPECTION
  3. FINAL GRADING INSPECTION

PERMIT FEES

Permit pricing is calculated based on cubic square feet (BASE FEE + $2.00 PER 1,000 cubic feet of volume) with a $100.00 base fee. Plan Review and Inspection Fees of $325.00 are accessed for all demolition permits. Parkway Opening $100.00 each, Street Opening $500.00 each, and Sidewalk Removal at $125.00 per square. Permit Fees will be doubled for any work started without an official permit posted.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

DIGITAL PERMIT COPIES MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST WHILE WORK IS BEING COMPLETED

  1. Building Department


    Phone: : 847-625-6868