Yard Sheds

Call Before Digging

Contact Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE) at 811 prior to any digging.

For more information, contact the Building Department at 847-223-8515 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Permit Requirements

A permit is required when the floor area of the shed is 80 square feet or more. Concrete pad is not required.

Zoning Requirements

A yard or garden-type shed may not be placed closer than five feet to a rear lot linear side lot line. In no case shall a shed be placed in an easement.

No shed shall exceed 120 square feet in size or nine feet in height. The fire separation requirement is 10 feet from all structures.