Residential Fence Registration Information

This registration form should be used only for fences that are proposed on the perimeter of the property, on parcels zoned or used for residential purposes and not located at street intersections. No permit will be required for these fences.  In all cases, the requirements listed here will apply.  This process is designed to maximize customer convenience. However, the customer always has the right to seek a permit and a follow-up inspection. The Village of Lake Villa reserves the right to inspect any construction performed whether permitted or registered.

You may apply for a Building Registration within the Village of Lake Villa, click here. Registrations can also be applied for in person at the Lake Villa Village Hall.  A non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 is required and can be made with cash, check or credit card.

UPON SUBMISSION AND REVIEW OF THIS FORM, YOUR PROJECT WILL BE REGISTERED. CONSTRUCTION CANNOT BEGIN UNTIL YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION FROM THIS OFFICE THAT YOUR REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE.

REQUIREMENTS

ZONING: The finished/ornamental side of the fence shall face outward. The maximum height of fence shall be 8 feet.

Permit Required:  Permit shall be required when a fence is proposed within:

  • Floodplain
  • Wetland
  • Drainage Easement
  • Within 30 feet of a water’s edge

Prohibited Locations: Floodway

Affidavit required for fences in Utility Easements

PERMIT SHALL BE REQUIRED IF PROPERTY HAS A RED TAG