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Building Department

John Komorowski,  CBO  
Building Official 

Chief Building Official available in house by appointment for meetings & questions regarding plan review Monday-Friday, 7:30-3:30.  Click here for staff contact information.

BUILDING CODE UPDATE: 2018 Codes approved at Village Board on 1/22/19 & effective 2/1/19.  COMPLETE LIST BELOW.

  • Final read of draft ordinance to be approved at Village Board meeting: 1/22/19
  • Building Code Forum: 11/28/18
  • First read of draft ordinance to be approved at Village Board meeting: 11/27/18
  • Building Code Forum for code update: 5/18/18

Office open 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. No weekend inspections. No photos in lieu of inspections.

Department Number

Inspection Scheduling

Building Permits

Department Fax Number
After Hour Voicemail
Contractor's Registrations

Before you dig, call JULIE at 811 or 1-800-892-0123, or click here to process a JULIE E-Request.

Current Building Codes

2018 IBC - International Building Code
2018 IRC - International Residential Code
2018 IMC - International Mechanical Code
2018 IFGC - International Fuel Gas Code
2018 IPMC - International Property Maintenance Code
2015 IECC - Illinois Energy Conservation Code
2014 IL State Plumbing Code - IDNR WaterSense Amendment Only
2017 NEC - National Electrical Code

2018 Illinois Accessibility Code


  • Building Department Amendments: Municipal Code 8-1-6, Additional Building Regulations
  • Local Fire Code information can be obtained directly from the Troy Fire Protection District.
  • Per Village Ordinance 15-1790, approved by IDPH, and affective October 1, 2015, all new plumbing fixtures and irrigation controllers shall bear the WaterSense label (as designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense Program), when such labeled fixtures are available. 

Permits and Inspections

  • Forms and Applications (including handouts/guidelines)
  • The Village of Shorewood currently uses HR Green for residential new construction, additions and non-residential permit reviews. Call the Division for details and questions regarding the review process.
  • Allow a minimum of two (2) weeks for first reviews and one (1) week for subsequent reviews.
  • Inspections require a 24-48 hour notice (to better ensure availability), 72 hours for final occupancy inspections.
  • Troy Fire Protection District Plan Submittal Form, submit directly to the Fire Department for commercial/industrial projects.
  • Will County Health Department, submit directly to the Health Department for commercial kitchen and food preparation area review.

Building Fees

Contractor Registration

All Contractor's undertaking work within the Village of Shorewood must complete the annual registration process.  Registration is good for one calendar year.

Application for Contractor's Registration

Currently Registered Contractors List - Alphabetical   (Updated monthly)

Currently Registered Contractors List - By Trade   (Updated monthly)

Cross Connection Inspection Program (Backflow) - Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems

Backflow Solutions Inc. (BSI)   •   BSI Welcome Packet   •   Inactive Irrigation Form

Irrigation and sprinkler systems are tested every year to prevent backflow into the home and protect the Village's water supply.  Annual Backflow/RPZ Testing is required by law and must be performed by a Certified Backflow Prevention Tester who must be registered with the EPA (Cross Control Contamination Devise Inspector).  It is the responsibility of the homeowners, and businesses, to have this done every year to prevent notices or fines by the Village.  Testers or customers can contact BSI Online directly at 800-414-4990 or with questions, concerns or to submit their report.  If homeowners do not want to use their system, the Certification for Inactive Irrigation System must be filled out and sent to BSI Online for each year that they do not want to use the system.  There is a variable charge attached to hiring a tester each year.  Pricing varies from company to company, and the Village cannot provide a recommendation for a tester.  RPZ reports are to be reported directly to BSI Online each year by either the tester or the customer.  It is encouraged to discuss who will submit the report prior to testing to ensure report submittals reach the BSI Online office.