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