Building & Zoning Department


Department Information  (Note:  Fax Number no longer available)

Ryan Marion Ryan Marion

Ryan Marion

Director of Building & Zoning
Yvette Nugent Yvette Nugent

Yvette Nugent

Administration Assistant

Eric Weber

Electrical Inspector

Gary Entwistle & Jon Cousin

Plumbing Inspectors

The Building Department is responsible for performing all inspections and code enforcement activities with relation to all building codes, ordinances, rules and regulations within the general administration of the department.  Code Enforcement is integral part to keeping our community clean and works to sustain safe and healthy living conditions for residents and businesses of the municipality.

Application Information

All application forms are listed below in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Noted applications are in PDF fillable forms. Fax Number is no longer available.  Submit in person or email to:    eW51Z2VudEB2aWxsYWdlb2ZtYW50ZW5vLmNvbQ==

Permit schedule: it typically takes 24 hours for a permit to be processed. Please call first to verify that your permit is processed as our office will try its best to reach you when the permit is ready. Inspections will not be scheduled until the permit is picked up and the inspection sheet is signed by the homeowner or hired contractor.

If a contractor is hired to do the work, they must apply for the permit, not the homeowner.

Residents are advised that all contractors working in the Village of Manteno are required to be licensed by the Village. Permits will not be issued until your contractor is licensed. A licensed contractor provides you increased protection from injury claims and improvements that do not meet minimum code standards. It is important to recognize the contractor’s license does not indicate or guarantee a level of quality workmanship. Residents should always check with a contractor’s references, and other resources, before selecting a licensed contractor.

We urge you and/or your contractor to check our PROJECT GUIDELINES which will give you instructions for your particular project(s).

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  • Adopted Building Codes

    • 2015 Intl. Building Code
    • 2015 Intl. Residential Code
    • 2015 Intl. Fire Code
    • 2015 Intl. Property Maintenance Code
    • 2015 Intl. Fuel Gas Code
    • 2015 Intl. Electric Code
    • 2011 National Electric Code
    • Illinois State Plumbing Code (Latest Edition)
    • Illinois Accessibilty Code ( Latest Edition)
  • Call JULIE Before You Dig

    State law requires anyone planning an outdoor project that requires digging, regarless of the depth or the size of the outdoor project should call JULIE.

    JULIE – 1-800-892-0123

    JULIE’s tips for outdoor digging projects include:

    1. Call JULIE before you dig;
    2. Wait the required amount of time (two working days);
    3. Respect the marks; and
    4. Dig with care.
  • Home Improvement Projects
    and your Property Tax

    The home imporvement projects listed below would increase the value of your home; therefore your taxes would increase. However, the State of Illinois gives you a 4 year tax exemption for home improvements, plus taxes are billed a year in arear. So you will not see an increase in your tax bill until 6 years AFTER you complete your project.

    • Additions
    • Finished Basement
    • Attached Deck
    • Gazebo
    • Finishing Bonus Room
    • Garage
    • Concrete Patio
    • In-ground Pool

    Please call our tax assessor’s office for a tax exemption form: 815-468-3996.

    Tax Assessor’s Office Hours M – W – Th 9:00 – 12:00

  • Concrete Reminder

    No pouring of driveways or public walks between November 1 and April 1, unless approved by the Building Director

  • Mortgage Foreclosure Notice

    With respect to residential real estate mortgages


    Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1503 foreclosure notices shall be sent to the following address:

    Village of Manteno
    Darla Hurley, Deputy Village Clerk
    98 East Third Street
    Manteno, IL 60950

  • Tree Planting

    Trees are prohibited from being planted in the parkway (area between street and sidewalk).

  • Yard Sign Policy



    PURPOSE:  To establish a policy that sets forth the guidelines that will  provide for and promote the use of signs in the village which are safe, aesthetically pleasing, compatible with their surroundings and legible in the residential neighborhoods. It is also the intent of this policy to preserve the noncommercial character of residential neighborhoods while attempting to avoid distractions that may increase traffic accidents by distracting driver attention from the roadway. Lastly, to establish a process by which certain civic groups (see list of permitted organizations) can temporarily erect signs that serve to call attention to those organizations and sponsored events.

    PERMITTED GROUPS: Organizations and Groups permitted by this policy are as follows

    • Charitable Organizations (i.e. American Cancer Society, American Heart Assoc.)
    • Youth Organizations (i.e. Athletic, educational and other supervised type Org.)
    • Educational Institutions (Public and private)
    • Churches and other Religious Affiliated Groups
    • Civic Groups and Organizations (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Knights of Columbus etc.)
    • Community Sponsored or approved events (i.e. Cruise night, Movies in the Park, Concerts in the Park, Sportsman’s Club Fire Works, Farmer’s Market, Ride For Life, Relay for Life)

    ALLOWED POSTING: Posting of signs may only occur on Private Property and with the land owner’s permission (no Public Properties or Right of Ways).

    PERMIT REQUIRED:  No permit will be necessary for those Groups and Organizations Listed:

    PERIOD TIME ALLOWED: According to the existing Sign Ordinance Chapter 13, Section 9-13-13(C-5), signs may be erected for up to 60 days.

    NUMBER OF SIGNS: According to the existing Sign Ordinance Chapter 13, Section 9-13-13 (B-1), no more than one sign per lot, except that on a corner lot two (2) signs will be permitted provided they face different streets.

    SIZE OF SIGNS: According to the existing Sign Ordinance Chapter 13, Section 9-13-13 (C-2) signs shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area. Section (C-1) signs must not be higher than five (5’) above the ground.

    ILLUMINATION: According to the existing Sign Ordinance Chapter 13, Section 9-13-13 (C-4), signs shall not be illuminated.

    QUALITY OF SIGN: According to the existing Sign Ordinance Chapter 13, Section 9-13-10

    (B) All lettering must be composed through the use of computer generation or stencil.

    (C) No signs shall be permitted that show wood in its natural exposed condition.

    (D) Spray paint may not be used on any signs.

    Resolution 11-05 – adopted July 5, 2011

  • Zoning Map

    Download the latest Zoning Map.  

In addition to new homes and buildings, the following work requires a permit: 

  • Decks
  • Fencing
  • Concrete Flatwork
  • Asphalt Driveways
  • Patios
  • Decks & Ramps
  • Sidewalks
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Gutters
  • Sheds & Garages
  • Sewer, Sump & Water Line Repairs
  • Swimming Pools
  • Hot Tubs
  • Remodels & Additions
  • Signage
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces, Air Conditioners
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Gas Lines
  • Storage Pods
  • Generators
  • Solar Panels
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Demolition of Building and/or Garage
  • Playhouses over 80 square feet

If you are unsure if your project needs a Building Permit please contact the Building Department before beginning your project for clarification.

You can reach us at 815-929-4803

The following work does not require a permit:*

  • Flooring
  • Painting
  • Drywalling
  • Trim work
  • Cabinets & Countertop Replacement (provided no plumbing or electrical work is necessary other than hook-ups)
  • Roofing repairs (less than one square, 100 sq. ft.)
  • Siding repairs (less than one square, 100 square feet)

*Although these projects may not require a permit, any hired contractor must be licensed through the village.