McHenry County Permits (Illinois)

Search for McHenry County, IL county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The McHenry County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as McHenry County permits. Clerks in McHenry County, Illinois may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The McHenry County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a McHenry County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Algonquin Village Clerk Algonquin IL 2200 Harnish Drive 60102 847-658-4322

Mchenry County Clerk Woodstock IL 2200 North Seminary Avenue 60098 815-334-4234

Oakwood Hills Clerk Cary IL 3020 North Park Drive 60013 815-444-9453

Riley Township Clerk Marengo IL 21451 Norway Ct 60152 815-568-7335

Wonder Lake Clerk Wonder Lake IL 4200 Thompson Road 60097 815-728-0839


A McHenry County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in McHenry County, Illinois may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in McHenry County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Crystal Lake City Hall Crystal Lake IL 100 West Woodstock Street 60014 815-459-2020

Harvard City Hall Harvard IL 201 West Front Street 60033 815-943-6468

Marengo City Hall Marengo IL 132 East Prairie Street 60152 815-568-7112

McHenry City Hall McHenry IL 333 South Green Street 60050 815-363-2100

Seneca Township Town Hall Woodstock IL 16506 Garden Valley Road 60098 815-923-2288

Woodstock City Hall Woodstock IL 121 West Calhoun Street 60098 815-338-4300


A McHenry County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in McHenry County, Illinois issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. McHenry County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These McHenry County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Lakewood Village Building Department Lakewood IL 2500 Lake Avenue 60014 815-459-3025

Marengo City Building Department Marengo IL 835 West Grant Highway 60152 815-568-2669

McHenry Zoning McHenry IL 333 South Green Street 60050 815-363-2170

Oakwood Hills Building Department Cary IL 3020 North Park Drive 60013 815-444-9437

Prairie Grove Building Department Crystal Lake IL 3125 Barreville Road 60012 815-455-3846

Woodstock Zoning Woodstock IL 121 West Calhoun Street 60098 815-338-4305