Building Permit Reminders – April 2020

The following information was provided by John Richmond, ILPOA Building Permits Chair. If you have any questions regarding Building Permits please email John at

Springtime usually brings optimistic plans from our members for building, improving and adding or replacing structures at the lake.  In the near term, because of the wicked virus spreading so rapidly, some projects may be put on “hold” but will certainly be resuming when the virus has subsided.

One of the common requests for building permits has been for storage buildings or garages.  In some cases, an old worn out shed will be replaced with a new, well-built shed.  Other instances may be a new garage where there was not one before.

One important feature in our Building and Use Restrictions document (the Warranty Deed) that should not be overlooked is, in addition to a residence, only one other structure may be built on the property.  That may be a garage or a shed, but not both. 

Paragraph 2 of the Warranty Deed states, “Not more than one single-family dwelling house…on anyone lot, nor more than one other building for garage or storage purposes…”  If you have questions about any plans you may be contemplating, please contact the Building Permit Chair, John Richmond.

Reminders from our Building Permits Chair

February 27, 2020

With the spring season soon approaching, Association members are starting to think about building projects. Several things to think about:

  1. Does this project extend close to the 10 foot easement of the property line
  2. Will this project require a permit from the Crawford County Department of Health;
  3. Does this project add an additional “storage structure” to my property (whereas our warranty deed specifies only one such structure other than the main residence);
  4. Could this project require a survey?

A building permit application needs to be filled out by the owner/member, and can be found online at our website or may be picked up in person at the office. Should you have questions about the application process, the Building Permit Chair can answer questions for you.

John Richmond (

Building Permits Chair