In the Village of Orland Hills it is prohibited to alter side and rear yard drainage easements and swales. The easements and swales are engineered to carry storm sewers and detention ponds. The elevations and grades are to be left as they were originally intended. Except for grass, no other landscaping, gardens, or building is allowed. Easements and swales that were altered should be returned to their original and intended condition.
All work over $100.00 in value requires a permit. Examples of projects that require permits include fences, sheds, pools, decks, patios, walks, sprinkler systems, retaining walls and air conditioners. Any additions or alterations in electrical or plumbing work must be installed to code and also requires a permit.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 708/349-4887.
The Building Department