Naperville Township and DuPage County require permits for various
projects on both public and private properties.
Permitting your project will insure you are doing a job according to
the rules. Doing a project without permits can be costly later. The
homeowner will pay for the County permit and possible penalties. In
some cases you may have to remove and redo. Unauthorized work can be
removed and charges for the removal assessed to the homeowner.
Virtually every improvement on a residential lot requires some sort of
a permit/waiver – dumpsters, fences, decks, swimming pools (above
ground and in-ground), garage, hangar, shed, stable, satellite dish,
short wave antenna, patio, terrace, retaining walls, digging or
filling in a pond, etc. Placing a dumpster on a driveway for any
project requires a permit.
If in doubt, call the Building Division of DuPage County.
Township permits are required for all work within the Township
right-of-way and for select projects on private property.
All Township permits are refundable bonds with a deduction for an
Administrative Fee. The permitted property is inspected before and
after the project. Any damage or incomplete work is noted. The
permittee must repair, complete or forfeit the bond.
Work in the right-of-way could include tree planting, mailbox post
replacement, driveway apron or sidewalk replacement. A permit or
waiver is necessary because the Township has guidelines for these type
Examples of right-of-way project concerns:
Brick pillars for mailboxes or for driveway lighting shall not be
installed on the right-of-way.
Sprinkler System shall not be installed in the right-of-way.
Homeowners and/or their contractor shall not store or dump any
construction materials on a Township road while working on a