The Village of Schaumburg requires all work, completed in a public right-of-way and within the village boundary, by various utility companies to be reviewed and a permit issued. When completing the design plans, the designer can refer to the Village’s ROW Ordinance for further detail on the placement of the proposed utility improvements.
The Village also requires all utility companies with infrastructure located within the village boundary to complete an annual registration. This registration information is kept on file for village staff to be able to contact the utility company with any issues that may arise during the year. A yearly reminder is sent to any registered utility companies and the annual registration can be found in the link below.
When completing and submitting a permit for review, the procedure below shall be followed:
1. Complete the Necessary Permits
2. Submit a Cover Letter
3. Attach Design Plans (11x17 paper size recommended)
4. Include any Other Back Up Paperwork (other agency permits, plats, easements, etc.)
If new company installation of backbone/loop or upgrade is of major proportions, submittal of As-Builts (drawings or digital files) are required.
When the application has been completed, one hard copy must be submitted to the following address:
Director of Engineering and Public Works
714 South Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Any utility company that is not covered by a Franchise Agreement with the Village of Schaumburg will be subject to permit fees based on the following fee schedule for construction improvements.
|Right-of-Way Permit Fee:|
|Utility work less than 500 feet in total length||$50.00|
|Utility work 500 feet or more in total length||
$50.00 plus $0.10 per foot of total length of proposed work in excess of 500 feet
|Permits not secured prior to work beginning shall double per fees listed above, unless work is an emergency|
|Emergency right-of-way permits shall be secured within 30 days of work beginning or shall double per fees listed above|
|Initial application fee||$52.00|
|Small Cell Permit Fee:|
Collocation with installation
of new utility pole
Collocate on an existing utility
pole or wireless support structure
Collocation of multiple small wireless facilities
on existing utility poles or wireless
support structures addressed in a single application
|$350.00 per small wireless facility|
The following are common details that should be followed during the construction improvements.
Notifying Residents/Commercial Property Owners Along the Construction Route
Hand-Holes Not to be Located in Sidewalks, Bike Paths, Driveways or Streets
Sensitivity to Newly Improved Roadways and R.O.W.'s
No Parking Equipment on Street Overnight
No Staging on Sidewalks or Bike Paths
Traffic Control and Lane Closure
Restoration to Follow Construction Immediately
All contractors or subcontractors that are performing work for the utility companies within the corporate limits of the Village of Schaumburg must be licensed by the village on an annual basis. This can be completed and paid for at the Village Hall or online using the WebPay system.
A $118.00 fee must accompany the completed Contractors Business License Application ($64.00 fee if paid after June 30th). No bond or insurance is required.
To help with the coordination of improvements, the utility company can view an interactive CIP map of the village’s planned capital improvements.