Community Development

Promoting Future Growth

The primary responsibility of the Community Development Department is to oversee the orderly development of land within the Village in order to protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents. Our goal is to maintain a community that is well planned and constructed to promote future growth for generations to come. We review building permit applications, inspect construction work, and provide technical assistance to residents and contractors. We issue Certificates of Occupancies for newly occupied buildings and performs property maintenance inspections.

Due to the Building Code and Village Ordinances being sometimes difficult to interpret, questions may arise. In our desire to be helpful, we have prepared informational packets for several types of projects. You are encouraged to contact us whenever in doubt as to any requirements or procedures.

Processing Applications

Residential permit applications are processed within 15 working days of receipt.

Commercial permit applications are processed within 20 working days of receipt.

A representative from the Building Division will contact the applicant upon review of the application.


To schedule and inspection, call at least one day in advance. Call 847-367-3704, before 3 p.m.

Licensing, Permits, and Records (LP&R) offers a wide-range of services including:

Notary services

• Receipting of parking tickets

• Scheduling of inspections

• The processing of building permits, business licenses and raffle permits

• Voter registration

• Solicitors Licenses

The department provides staff assistance to the Planning and Zoning Commission in carrying out their responsibilities. Members are appointed by the Village Board and make recommendations to long-term land use, development, special uses, zoning interpretation, and zoning of property.

The staff is responsible for:

• Census information

• Comprehensive planning

• Developmental review

• Economic development

• Ordinance interpretation

• Planning research