Building Department


The Building Department processes all requests for permission to construct all structures, reviews architectural plans to ensure code compliance, forwards matters on noncompliance or requests for variation to the City of Berwyn codes to the Zoning Board of Appeals and to the City Council for approval. It also provides advice and consultation regarding construction and repair, and inspects all Buildings to be sold for compliance with the City of Berwyn Building codes.

Building permits will not be issued after 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and after 7:30 pm on Tuesdays.

Permit Applications
Building Permit Application
Electrical Permit Application
Garage Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Temp Sign Permit Application
Subcontractor List
Click here to- Pay Building Department Permit

Small Cell Antenna
Small Cell Antenna Permit Application
Small Cell Antenna Ordinance

Construction Standards
Construction Requirements
Construction in the Right of Way
Substantial Improvement Updates – 1042 Water and Sewer Connections and Use
Substantial Improvement Updates – 1441 Building Regulations

Current Codes
Deck Handout Information
Egress Window Information
Lead Water Service Program- Spanish
New Residents Welcome Packet
Outside Flood Control Requirements
Plumbing Contractor Employee Information
When are Permits Needed?
Work By Owner Handout
Remodeling Requirements
Swimming Pool Information

Folletos en Español
Paquete de Bienvenida para Nuevos Residentes

Compliance Department
Attorney's Certification
Presale Inspection Fees and Information
Real Estate Transfer (Property Sales)
Real Estate Transfer (Quit Claim / Exempt Stamps)
Vacant Property Registration Form

City of Berwyn Zoning Ordinance
City of Berwyn Sign Ordinance
City of Berwyn Zoning Map

Report Blight Online

Applicable Codes
• International Building Code 2012
• International Residential Code 2012
• International Property Maintenance Code 2012
National Electrical Code 2011 With Local Amendments