Registrations in Lieu of a Permit

Minor Improvements Approved as Registrations in Unincorporated Lake County 

Note: Projects in violation are not eligible for registration. This information does not pertain to properties that are located in municipalities.

*Minor Improvements that may be approved through an online registration (some conditions apply).
Re-roofing* - when works is done by licensed roofers
Hoophouses
Re-siding* - Only Residential Projects
Bee Keeping
Perimeter Fences*
Keeping Chickens
Sheds* - 100 Sq. Ft. or less in area
Air Conditioner Replacement*
Freestanding Pergola* Freestanding Gazebo or Screen Room*
Water Heater* Window Replacement*
Stoop Replacement* Minor Demolitions*

How do I apply for a registration?

Option 1: Online registration through the Online Permit ePortal. This option is available for most registrations. Certain conditions apply. Please review the conditions before you apply, these conditions are outlined in following sections. Please Note: It is not currently possible to apply online for hoop houses, bee keeping or keeping chickens registrations.

Option 2: Apply in person at the Central Permit Facility, 500 W Winchester Rd., Libertyville. This option is available for all registrations. Registration forms are available online in the Forms Library.

Conditions

Registration are subject to certain conditions. To see conditions, select a project from the following list. Please note: In some cases, it may be necessary to scroll up the page to view the complete list of conditions..

  1. Air Conditioning
  2. Bee Keeping
  3. Fences
  4. Freestanding Gazebo/Screen Rm.
  5. Freestanding Pergola
  6. Hoophouses
  7. Keeping Chickens
  8. Minor Demolitions
  9. Re-Roofing- Residential
  10. Re-Siding - Residential
  11. Sheds
  12. Stoop Replacement
  13. Water Heater Replacement
  14. Window Replacement

Air Conditioning

  • In kind replacement only.
  • The location of the unit may not encroach any closer to any lot line than the existing unit.
  • The new air conditioner must meet all requirements of the State of Illinois Energy Conservation Code.

A PERMIT IS REQUIRED IF THERE IS AN ACTIVE LAKE COUNTY CODE VIOLATION ON THE PROPERTY