Resources for Residents
Permit Fee Waivers
Due to periodic flooding and sewer backups, the Village will waive building permit fees for damage related to flooding as well as for the installation of flood control measures for existing construction.
In order to obtain a waiver from the fees, a waiver form (PDF) needs to be filled out with contact information, a complete description of the work and any required attachments. Contractors are required to be licensed and bonded with the Village and the permit will still be issued under normal regulations. The Village may conduct preliminary inspections prior to issuing flood repair related permits.
Rear Yard Flooding Assistance
Residents that experience rear yard flooding can contact the Community Development Department to receive an evaluation of the conditions and suggestions to mitigate the problem. The Village also provides discounted engineering services upon request.
Stormwater Management for New Construction
The Village requires stormwater management in the form of on-site detention for all new single-family homes, multi-family residential, and non-residential buildings. When improvements are made to existing homes, like new patios or additions, these projects are also required to demonstrate compliance with Village grading and stormwater requirements. In La Grange, the majority of the systems are located underground. As sites are redeveloped, the Village's requirements ensure that stormwater management is included.
For additional information regarding flood mitigation and how to protect your property, as well as how to prevent sewer backups, please visit the Flood Mitigation page.