Residential Pergola Less than 200 sq. ft. Registration Information

This registration form should be used only for new pergolas less than 200 square feet.  No permit will be required for the construction of the pergola.  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. 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.


  • Pergola size needs to be less than 200 square feet
  • The structure needs to be a minimum of 6 feet from all rear and side property lines, a minimum 30 feet from all water’s edge, and a minimum of 30 feet from the front property lines
  • The property cannot contain FEMA regulatory floodway
  • If located in the floodplain the structure will need to be anchored appropriately and constructed with flood proof material
  • If the property is served by a water well and/or a septic system, the survey drawing must indicate the location of the water well and septic system (tanks and field)


Upon submission and review of the registration form and payment of the fee, the project will be registered. Construction cannot begin until you receive confirmation from this office that your registration is complete.