Building Department


The structural integrity of buildings and the safety of building occupants are paramount concerns of the Building Department. In overseeing building activity, this department issues permits for:

  • Additions
  • Alterations
  • Decks
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Garages
  • Patios
  • Pools
  • Remodeling
  • Renovations
  • Residential and commercial new construction
  • Right-of-way construction
  • Roofs
  • Sheds
  • Storage buildings
  • Temporary structures

Division Approvals

These permits are generally issued after approvals from the appropriate:

  • Engineering
  • Fire Protection Districts
  • Homer Township Highway Department
  • Inspectors
  • Planning and zoning
  • Will County Health Department

Project Inspections

The department's staff members conduct inspections throughout and at the end of construction, and upon successful completion of certain building projects the department issues certificates of occupancy.

Day-to-Day Tasks

As required, the Building Department responds to a variety of general inquiries about:

  • Building permits
  • Conducts initial review and acceptance of all permit applications and appeals
  • Issues new street addresses
  • Ordinance interpretation
  • Registers contractors
  • Schedules and conducts inspections
  1. Joe Baber

    Chief Building Official
    Phone: 708-301-1301 ext. 113

  2. Scott Chance

    Deputy Building Official
    Phone: 708-301-1301 ext. 120

  3. Casey Strugielski

    Code Compliance Officer/Building Inspector
    Phone: 708-301-1301 ext. 114

  4. Dorene Shemanski

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 708-301-1301 ext. 105

  5. Christine Camardo

    Permit Technician
    Phone: 708-301-1301 ext. 107