ordinance regulating dumpster, Roll- off containers AND TEMPORARY STORAGE UNITS


Inspections are required in every phase of construction to insure proper installation of material as directed on your Architectural plans. Inspections of existing structures are just as important and required. Inspections are required for everyone so structures will be erected correctly and safely for everyone. Contact the Village Hall at (815)385-1117  at least 24 hours before inspection is needed to make an appointment.​ Inspections are only performed Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays excluding holidays. Inspections are performed by a contractor of the Village, BF Technical Code Services.

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Surety Bond Requirement

All general and subcontractors are required to file with the Village of Lakemoor, an ORIGINAL bond issued by a surety company approved and authorized to issue bonds by the State of Illinois in the principal amount of $10,000.

The surety bond shall assure that the contractor's work will be completed in accordance with the requirements of the building permit and the Village's code, and the bond must list the Village and third-party beneficiaries as the obligees. Faxed copies are acceptable but the ORIGINAL MUST BE MAILED to Village Hall.

Certificate of Liability Insurance

All general and subcontractors* are required to have a liability insurance policy naming the Village of Lakemoor as the additional insured, and providing coverage in the amount of:

  • $1,000,000 for bodily injury or death or each person
  • $1,000,000 for property damage resulting from any one accident
  • $1,000,000 for all other types of liability
  • Automobile liability for owned, non-owned and hired vehicles with a combined, single limit of $1,000,000 for personal    injury and property damage for each accident
  • Workers' compensation with statutory limits 

The insurance policy shall contain the following endorsement:
"It is hereby understood and agreed that this policy may not be canceled nor the intention not to renew be stated until 30 days after receipt by the Village, be registered mail or certified mail, return receipt request, of a written notice addressed to the Village Administrator of such intent to cancel or not to renew".

Mailing Address


                                                Village of Lakemoor
                                                Building Department

                                                28581 Illinois Route 120
                                                Lakemoor, Illinois 60051
                                                Fax: (815)385-8206

Building Department Overview

No dumpster, rolloff container, or temporary storage unit used in conjunction with construction, demolition, renovation, relocation, or related activity, shall be placed upon any property or within the public right of way of the abutting street without a permit therefor issued by the Village of Lakemoor.

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Plumbing Contractors

  • Plumbing contractors must be licensed in accordance with State statutes (55 and 059 license)
  • Provide a copy of the plumber's photo ID license

Electrical Contractors

  • Electrical contractors must be licensed in a municipality in Illinois and provide evidence that such license is in good            standing

 Roofing Contractors

  • Roofing contractors must be licensed by the State of Illinois and provide evidence that such license is in good standing

Fire Alarms / Burglar Alarms

  • Copy of license from State of Illinois

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The Building Department is here to aid you in expediting your project, reviewing your plans and issuing permits and conducting followup and final inspections on projects . We also work very closely with the Fire Marshal of the Wauconda, Fox Lake and McHenry Township Fire Departments.  We are always available to answer any questions and any concerns that you might have.

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Building Permits are required for all commercial and residential building structures, as defined in the Village code. This includes any new structures, additions and alterations to existing structures as well as accessory structures, such as pools, patios, walls, ponds, gazebos, garages, decks, retaining walls, plumbing and electrical alterations. A building permit application is the beginning point of your project to be reviewed by the proper departments for approval. Most permits are valid for six months and will need to be renewed if a certificate of occupancy has not been issued. 

You must provide a written detailed narrative of the scope of work to be performed and a site plan. 


Village of Lakemoor Building Codes

A flood plain is a land area that will flood in a storm event that has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year. Flood plains are designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and cover parts of the Village of Lakemoor. Much of the Village original subdivision and parts of the Ports of Sullivan Lake. A flood plain is susceptible to be inundated with floodwater in the event of a major storm. For a house built in the flood plain, a 100-year storm event potential translates into a 26% chance of flooding occurring over the life of a typical 30-year household mortgage. FEMA commonly refers to the 100-year flood plain as the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).

Within these high risk areas, the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) flood plain management regulations must be enforced within the SFHA by the Village, as a condition of participation in the flood insurance program. All home and business owners within an SFHA (with mortgages from federally regulated or insured lenders) are required to buy flood insurance. Homeowners with questions about flood plain locations and insurance can view FEMA’s maps directly online at FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center (https://msc.fema.gov/portal).  These maps are meant to be a guide and are a first step towards determining what regulations apply to each development.

The flood plain is composed of a flood way and a flood fringe. The flood way is typically determined to be the channel of a river or stream and the overbank areas adjacent to the channel. The flood fringe is the area to either side of the flood way that is subject to flooding, but conveys little or no flow. More Information
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Mayor Ryan "Todd" Weihofen

working on properties in the flood plain