What does it do?

One Stop makes it simple for homeowners, businesses, licensed professionals, developers, contactors, and other interested citizens to:

  • Find information about a permit, license, planning project, or violation in progress.
  • Initiate an application for many types of permits without coming to Village Hall.
  • Pay with credit cards for permits online.
  • Research what has been permitted, licensed, or cited at a particular location or during a user defined time frame.

A great example of government transparency at work, One Stop Online pulls up-to-date information directly from the Village's official records, providing a single, comprehensive and authoritative view to the public for the very first time.

Why did we make it?

The Village of Gurnee is working around the clock to improve the local community and foster development throughout the Village. Each Village Department collects and manages data about properties in entirely different ways, which can result in duplicated efforts, inconsistent information, and precious energy wasted. Many organizations have also lost time and expended effort waiting in person to make applications to multiple departments at Village Hall and at other Village sites.

At One Stop, 8 Village Departments have joined together to integrate their review processes and create a single point of entry for applicants. One Stop offers online submittals of applications to be routed through the correct departments internally so that builders, developers, homeowners, and business can spend more of their time leveraging their resources for individual and village wide success.

  1. Building
  2. Planning and Zoning
  3. Engineering
  4. Code Enforcement
  5. Fire Prevention
  6. Police
  7. Public Works
  8. Finance

Terms of Use

  1. All work authorized by this License, Permit or Project process must comply with all applicable ordinances and codes adopted by the Village of Gurnee and the State of Illinois. The applicant must take the time to research these codes. Any permit received through the internet application that does not comply to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance, the Village Of Gurnee or the International Codes or any other code or Ordinance as required by other State or local laws and regulations shall be voided with the applicant absorbing all expenses or damages resulting from this action.
  2. The information provided in the application is correct and agree in consideration of and upon issuance of permit, to do or allow to be done only such work as herewith applied for and that such premises and its existing and proposed buildings and structures shall be used or allowed to be used for only such purposes as set forth. Compliance with respective Homeowner’s Association and covenants is responsibility of the applicant and not the Village of Gurnee.
  3. It is the responsibility of all applicants, owners, and contractors to comply with local registration requirements for electricians, plumbers, roofers, anyone working within Village right-of-way, and sewer/water contractors.
  4. All work authorized by a permit/license is subject to inspection. Required inspections can be obtained online or by calling the Community Development Department a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the requested inspection date. Access must be provided for inspection purposes. Upon issuance of a permit for work described in application, the Code Official or the Code Official’s authorized representative shall have the authority to enter areas covered by such permit at any reasonable hour to enforce the provisions of the code(s) applicable to such permit.
  5. Permits shall automatically EXPIRE and become void if work is not commenced within 180 days, or if work is suspended or an inspection is not obtained within 180 days.
  6. If, subsequent to the issuance of a Permit the Community Development Department determines that plans or other reviews are required for the work undertaken, the permit may be suspended or revoked in writing until proper reviews and approvals are obtained.
  7. The issuance of a Permit shall not serve to legalize other un-permitted construction, improper occupancies, additional dwelling units, or unauthorized land uses not otherwise legally established. All Permits are subject to review and approval by the Village Of Gurnee.
  8. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pay all fees assessed prior to the issuance. An approved permit or license that is unpaid is not issued – no work may commence nor business be conducted for which a permit or license is unpaid.
  9. As part of the online application submittal, the applicant agrees to sign the permit, license, or project using an electronic signature and the applicant’s acceptance of the electronic signature provided is bound by the terms and conditions in such application just as if application was signed to a paper document.

Refund Policy

Refunds are only offered for permits under specific circumstances and typically, it is only a portion of the total permit fee paid.