Liquid Storage Tanks

All flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks are required to be permitted by the Village of Wheeling prior to their installation. There are 2 types:

Obtaining a Permit:


In order to obtain a permit, the following must be submitted to the Community Development Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau for review:

  • Approved installation permit from the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).
  • Detailed site drawings indicating the intended installation location with dimensions shown to clearances, setbacks, etc.
  • Manufacturer cut-sheets for the actual tank and associated piping, equipment, etc. that is to be installed.

Miscellaneous Zoning Issues/Concerns:


There are various zoning issues associated with the placement of flammable/combustible liquid storage tanks within the Village of Wheeling. Property owners are strongly encouraged to discuss their intentions with the Building and Zoning Administrator at 847-459-2620 (Community Development Department), prior to submitting any documents for review.

​Zoning Restrictions:


Above-ground storage tanks are only permitted on parcels zoned within the Village of Wheeling as I-2 and I-3.