A number of Permits are available in the FAQ
section of our website.
- Accessory Structures
This section pertains to all garages and sheds that are
detached from the house. The following is a listing of some of
the requirements that will be enforced:
- The height of the structure shall be not greater than one
story or fifteen feet whichever is lower.
- The area including all the area of other structure on the
lot shall not exceed 30% of the rear yard square footage.
- The structure shall not be less than five foot from the
side and rear property lines and not less than ten feet from the
home. If located adjacent to an alley the structure shall not be
less than 11’-0” from the centerline of the alley.
- Concrete and final inspections should be completed.
All decks must be located such that there is a
setback of five feet (5’-0”) from the side and rear property
lines. The deck must be located in the rear portion of the
yard and will not be allowed to encroach into the side yard.
Decks are also not allowed to be placed in an easement. Each
deck must have three inspections: post holes; rough and
- Interior lots – The maximum height of a fence on an interior
lot is six feet (6’-0”)
- Corner Lots – Fences located on corner lots shall be
forty-two inches in height with posts four foot in height.
- The good face or side of the fence shall be placed on the
outside of the fence.
- Lot Lines and Easements
- All fences can run directly on the lot line and within the
utility easements on the property. When placing a fence within a
utility easement the owner must realize that if the utilities
come through and need to take the fence down that it is the
responsibility of the owner to restore the fence to its original
Any flatwork needs to have a permit and also an inspection
prior to pouring the concrete. The following is a listing of the
type of flatwork and the requirements for each:
- City sidewalks: 5’-0” wide by five inches thick. Welded
wire mesh shall cross the section of sidewalk that passes the
- Driveways: Six inches thick apron or approach and
five-inch driveway with 6 x 6 welded wire mesh throughout.
- Patios: Five inches thick with 6 x 6 welded wire mesh
All of listed flatwork should be completed using clean ¾”
stone and all should be compacted prior to pour through the use
of a mechanical vibrator.
- Above Ground and In-Ground Pools
The following is the listing of the information that needs to
be submitted based on our requirements for both aboveground and
- All pools shall be placed not less than ten feet (10’-0”)
from the home, side or rear property line. Provide a plat of
survey of the property that shows the placement of the pool and
the dimensions from the rear and side property lines and from
- All pools shall have a fence surround that provides six
feet of protection.
- The entire backyard area can be fenced with a six-foot
fence that has self-latching and self-closing gates into the
yard or have a fence that is placed on the top of the pool for
- An inspection is required for the pool prior to using the
pool to ensure that the installation is correct (electrically
and structurally) and that the gates function as required.
- Remodeling and Additions
All additions onto residential homes shall conform to the
side and rear setbacks for the zoning district in which the
house is located. A survey shall be provided that shows
these setbacks and also a full set of plans showing all
details of construction including dimensions of lumber etc.
If the addition or remodeling job includes any electrical or
plumbing work this information shall also be included on the
plans. Inspections for remodeling or additions are similar
to that of a new home and are as follows:
- Rough framing/plumbing
- Final building and plumbing
|The Village of Minooka, Illinois
121 East McEvilly Road
Minooka, IL 60447