Solar permit

Building and electrical permits are required for all solar construction projects. 

Solar Projects

Building permits for small rooftop photovoltaic(PV) array system are reviewed and issued within 10 business days after a complete permit packet is submitted to the Building Department. Systems not mounted on a roof may take extra time due to a zoning review. Incomplete applications will delay the review process. All work must comply with International Residential Code (2015), International Solar Energy Provisions (2015), National Electrical Code (2014), National Fire Code (2015), and Village of River Forest Zoning Code. All work is subject to rough and final electrical & building inspections.

The checklist below provides details on what information is required for review. 

Solar permit checklist

Work hours in the Village of River Forest:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Saturdays
  • No work on Sundays, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas

Questions?

Contact Building & Zoning

  • (708) 714-3552
    (708) 366-3702 fax
  • 400 Park Avenue
    River Forest, IL 60305
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  • Mon: 8:00am to 7:00pm
    Tue–Fri: 8:00am to 4:30pm