Community Development

The Community Development Department administers codes for zoning, building, landscaping, trees, grading, erosion, flood zones, and property maintenance.  The Department is responsible for the issuance of all building permits and associated inspections. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Department works directly with the Village Council and a number of Commissions, including: Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Historic Preservation Commission.

Please call the Department before beginning any interior or exterior property improvements. Depending on the type of work proposed and the scope of the project, building permits may be required. The Department has many tools, forms and information on-line to assist you regarding permits, fees, contractor registration, and planning documents. The staff is easy to reach during normal business hours by phone at 708-671-3700, or email.