About the Building Department
Whether installing a deck or constructing a new home, the Village of Richton Park's Building Division is committed to ensuring quality construction through the enforcement of the village's Building Codes. The codes provide the minimum standard to safeguard life, health, and property by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of material, use, and occupancy of buildings and structures in Richton Park.
The building department ensures the standards are provided for the minimum requirements to safeguard life, limb, health and public welfare. It renders interpretations of the codes and adopts policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. The Building Official receives applications, reviews construction documents for compliance to the zoning and building codes, and issues permits for the erection, alteration, and modification of buildings and properties. Inspection services are provided for structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, ADA compliance and annual elevator certifications. The premises for which permits are issues are inspected and compliance is enforce to applicable codes. Additionally, the department maintains a living record on all the structures in the village. The adopted village codes are the International Residential Code 2000 w/amendments, International Building Code 2000 w/amendments, National Electric Code 1999 w/amendments, International Mechanical Code 2000, International Property Maintenance Code 2000, and Illinois State Plumbing Code 1998. Also a standard of construction adopted by the village for fences, decks, patios, and masonry mailboxes.