Fence Codes and Regulations for Homewood, IL
Homewood, IL is a village of 19,000 residents located 23 miles south of Chicago. The village is known for its highly educated and skilled adult population, and has received a number of awards for its quality of life, transit accessibility, and municipal governance. Homewood has been recognized as an outstanding community which combines modern convenience and progress with a friendly and close knit atmosphere which encourages strong neighborhood relationships.
- Building Permit Required? – A building permit is required for all residential fence projects in Homewood. Permits average $50.
- 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 and bonding valid in village
- Inspector site check
- If fence attached to existing neighbor fence, written permission from owner attached to application
- Fence Materials Allowed – Metal, wood, iron, stone, brick, PVC, others as approved
- Fence Styles Allowed – Chain link, solid, semi-open
- Maximum Height Limits – 4′ maximum height in front yard of residence, 6′ maximum height on side and rear yard areas
- Property Line Issues – Fences may be placed up to 4” from lot lines in most cases unless attached to existing fence with permission
- Inspections Needed – Posthole inspections, final inspection required after construction. 24 hour notice required for inspections
- Rolling Meadows Building Authority Contact – 708-206-3385
- Homewood Building Department Website
Specific Fence Ordinances, Rules and Codes
- Line of Sight Obstruction: Walls, fences and plantings and points of ingress and egress must not impair sight of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on public and private streets, sidewalks, and alleys. May not be within 10′ radius of driveway/public walkway radius unless clear pedestrian visibility is ensured and approved by inspector.
- Barbed wire and electrically charged fencing prohibited on residential property.
- Construction side and supports for fences must face in to permit holder’s lot.
- Postholes must be 32″ deep for fence under 4′ in height.
- Postholes must be 42″ deep for fence over 4′ in height.
- Foundation under block or masonry fence must be 42″ deep.