Fence Codes and Regulations for Evergreen Park Village, IL
Incorporated in 1893, the farm settlement of German immigrants which became Evergreen Park, IL has grown to 19,850 residents. Located just southwest of the Chicago Loop, Evergreen Park has become known as the Village of Churches due to the 13 distinct religious communities within its borders. Among Evergreen Park’s most famous natives are Wayne Huizenga, founder of Blockbuster Video, Mahalia Jackson, the legendary gospel singer, and Hall of Fame hockey player Chris Chelios. The village allows residents to either use contractors or DIY for fence construction, but a permit is required in either case.
- Building Permit Required? – A building permit is required for all residential fence projects in Evergreen Park. Permit fees run 2% of project cost or 25.00, whichever is greater.
- Permit Documents Required:
- Completed permit application.
- Copy of plat of survey showing proposed fence location.
- Description of type and height of proposed fence.
- Evidence of contractor license valid in Evergreen Park Village.
- Fence Materials Allowed – Metal, wood, PVC vinyl, and others as approved.
- Fence Styles Allowed – Chain link, semi-privacy and privacy.
- Maximum Height Limits – 6′ maximum height. Exception is residential lots adjoining commercial property which can be built to 8′ only on side facing commercial lot.
- Property Line Issues – Fences may be placed up to lot lines in most cases. Village of Evergreen Park recommends a 6″ setback from line to ensure non-encroachment on neighbor property.
- Inspections Needed – First inspection after digging of postholes. Final inspection required after construction.
- Evergreen Park Village Building Authority Contact – Evergreen Park Building Department (708) 229-3335
- Village of Evergreen Park Building Department Website
Specific Fence Ordinances, Rules and Codes
- Front Yard: No front yard fences permitted on any residential lot in Evergreen Park.
- Side Yard: 6′ maximum height.
- Barbed wire and electrically charged fencing prohibited on residential property.
- Construction side and supports for fences must face in to permit holder’s lot.
- Swimming pools must be completely enclosed by chain link or solid fence at least 4′ in height with a locking gate.
- Fence posts must be dug to a minimum of 42″ in depth.