Are inspections required for my project?
Inspections vary depending on the job. All jobs will require a final inspection, however most jobs will require additional inspections. The best way to find out what inspections are required for your project is to review the Required Inspections listing for each project type.

Inspections are required at different stages of a project to inspect work before it is covered up. For example, footing inspections are required after excavation and forming is completed, but before concrete is laid. Rough-in, framing and insulation inspections are required before walls or ceilings are closed in.

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1. Can I subdivide my residential property?
2. Where can I dispose of sharps / used needles in the Village?
3. Where can I find out the zoning classification of my property?
4. Do building plans need to be drawn by a licensed architect?
5. How do I obtain a building permit?
6. Where can I go to obtain copies of surveys, or historic information on my property?
7. What are the allowable construction hours in the Village?
8. What edition of the building codes has Northbrook adopted?
9. Where can I find the bulk standards (i.e. setback requirements) for my property?
10. What are the regulations for landscaping maintenance (i.e. grass, bushes, trees)?
11. How do I file a complaint?
12. What do I do if I have mold in my rental unit?
13. Can the Development and Planning Services Department recommend contractors?
14. What contractors are required to be licensed?
15. When are inspections available?
16. How do I schedule an inspection?
17. Are inspections required for my project?
18. What is the cost of a building permit?
19. How long will it take to get a building permit?
20. What if my building permit expires?