Under new legislation, interior designers are now protected under the Illinois Mechanic’s Lien Act. Contractors and owners in Illinois should now include interior design professionals in their list of sub-contractors from whom they should require a release of mechanic’s lien upon payment. Permits for new construction that are issued by the Village of Glen Carbon will have a requirement in the inspection process to stake the “lowest point of entry” out and be verified when that point of construction comes into play. This may be prior to the time a walk out basement floor is poured or if a full basement is on the site when the foundation wall is poured. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to survey that elevation and have it clearly posted. The Village of Glen Carbon will also be rolling out a new process for inspections regarding new construction & remodels. We will be utilizing a software program to document inspections. We will still leave a printed report on site. Someone “must be present” at the location where an inspection is scheduled at the time of the inspection. It is not required that a particular trade subcontractor or the general contractor be present. The party onsite for the inspection may be required to sign that they were present for the inspection and they received a printed report. This particular change will roll out in the Month of September 2018. If you have any questions feel free to call Glen Neal, Building Inspector. 2

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