"The things that attracted us to Mettawa were the large lots (we dislike being 'on top of' our neighbors), quick access to major highways and the Metra, and lots of open lands and forest preserves to enjoy. I grew up in Riverwoods and it's hard to get used to more urban living when you're used to being surrounded by nature." – Lisa


"The quiet and serene lifestyle is what makes Mettawa so unique. It is like a little gem nestled in the suburbs full of amazing opportunities for families. We ride horses walk and ride bikes along Tindall Trail into the forest preserves that surround our community. We watch the deer and occasional fox trot through our backyard, and we really enjoy the space our community has to offer." – Jeff

Residents considering construction work in the Village of Mettawa should carefully review the documents listed below to gain a thorough understanding of the necessary codes and requirements for building new construction or changing a current home. The information provided is designed to give residents an easy-to-understand explanation of the different building permit requirements.

The Village of Mettawa uses the services of the James Anderson Company for building work permitting within the Village. Please contact Yamin at 847-295-3322 with questions regarding permits and inspections.

Building Services Information

Building Permit Guide

Plan Review Submittal Requirements

Affidavit of Title

Application for Plan Review (legal size paper required)

Application for Building Permit (legal size paper required)

Building Code of Appeals Rules and Guidelines

Building Code of Appeals – Application (bcboa-application_10)