Garage / Shed

Permits are required for all garages, sheds (10x10 or larger), and accessory structures within the City of Waukegan (replacements included).

EXCEPTION - A shed that is less than the 100 square feet must be placed in a rear yard only and maintain a 3' setback off of all lot lines. No permit is required

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

All applications need to be submitted online at this time 

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. Construction Drawings for the structure (to include electric). A concrete slab is required for all accessory structures.
  3. Plat of Survey - with location of the proposed work marked clearly with setbacks from lot lines. Only complete applications will be accepted (drawing to scale MAY be accepted in some cases) 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

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

PRE-POUR/BASE INSPECTION

ROUGH

FINAL 

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 garage/shed permits. Permit Fees will be doubled for any work started without an official permit posted.

  1. Building Department


    Phone: 847-625-6868

QUESTIONS on setbacks?
Call 847-625-6878