Building Inspection

The Building Official of the City of Spring Valley Village welcomes you to our City. The Building Inspection Department is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the City of Spring Valley Village residents. This department administers the building and zoning codes for the City.

Construction Approval
The Building Official approves all new construction and proposed improvements of existing structures to make sure they conform to all City ordinances. Zoning ordinances control the location of all buildings and equipment on a lot. Final approval of all plans, permits, and inspections rests with this department, assuring owners of sound construction.

Required Permits
In addition to new structural construction, permits are required for any of the following:
  • Adding or removing walls
  • Construction of garages and carports
  • Demolition of structures
  • Electrical
  • Fences
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Fireplaces
  • Hot water heaters
  • House moving
  • Installation of air conditioning and heating systems
  • Installation of vinyl siding
  • Lawn sprinkler systems
  • Patios
  • Plumbing
  • Remodeling
  • Roofing
  • Sidewalks/driveways
  • Swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Water and sewer lines
It is best to contact the Building Official regarding any work you contemplate on your home or lot.

Zoning Ordinance Information
Copies of the Zoning Ordinances are available for purchase at the Permit Office in City Hall. Remember, the homeowner is responsible for seeing that the proper permits have been obtained before the work begins.