Are you looking to have a fence installed in your backyard? According to the Villages' website, the city of Mokena requires all residents to obtain a building permit before starting the fence installation process. Whether you are replacing an existing fence or having a new fence installed, it's imperative that you get a permit for your next project. To start the process, you can visit the Villages' website and download a PDF of the fence permit application. You will want to sign and complete the form and then return it to the Community Development Department. It's also crucial that you contact the Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (J.U.L.I.E.) at (800) 892 - 0123 before the fence company starts digging in your backyard. JULIE will send someone out to mark underground cables. The Village also requires that you use a fence contractor that is registered to complete fence installations in the city of Mokena. If you have additional questions about fence permits, you can contact the Village at (708) 479-3930.
The first step in the process is to complete the fence permit application. The Village of Mokena will ask you a series of questions about you as the homeowner and the proposed fence installation. You will need to provide necessary information like your name, address, phone number, etc. But they will also want to know the details about the new fence. You will have to answer questions regarding the proposed height of the fence, the style, and the materials the fence company plans to use during the installation process. If you plan to have a local fence company complete the work, you will need to provide the Village with their business name, address, and phone number as well. You want to verify that the fence contractor you've selected is registered to complete fence installations within the Village of Mokena. Choosing an unlicensed contractor could result in an application denial.
As we mentioned above, you will need to submit a completed, and signed copy of the fence permit application. You will also need to submit a copy of your Plat of Survey showing exactly where you plan to have the fence installed. The Village of Mokena wants to verify that the fence is going to will be installed on "your" property and not the neighbors. We would recommend that you make a copy of the Plat of Survey then use a highlighter to indicate the precise location of the fence. Also, make sure to obtain a copy of the official contract from the fence company, you will need to submit this as well. The Village of Mokena wants to see in writing the total estimated value of the fence installation.
If you have questions or concerns about your upcoming fence installation with Illinois Fence Company, please feel free to call, text, or email us at any time. If you need to speak with the Village of Mokena, please see their contact details below and reach out to them directly.
The Village of Mokena Website - Applications/Forms/Permits
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