The following update was provided by John Richmond, ILPOA Building Permit Chair. If you have any questions regarding John’s update you email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder to all members who are contemplating a new building project; whether it is a shed, a garage, driveway, dock, seawall, deck, room addition, or other allowable projects or structures- or the replacement of same, it is wise to verify whether or not a permit is required. We have had members forget this important rule. They may assume that a permit is not needed because they are simply replacing an older structure. The problem occurs when the replacement is larger or smaller than the original one. That constitutes a new structure in our opinion and therefore a permit is necessary. Also, a member does not want to risk putting time, labor and money into a new project only to find that it may be contrary to some of our building code requirements or our Warranty Deed (Building and Use Restrictions).
Thanks to all who take the time to be informed about our restrictions. They are there for a good reason. Perhaps we could have an informal slogan #callbeforeyoubuild!