Community Development

Business Opportunities in Palos Park, Illinois

Palos Park is a bedroom community located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Business opportunities in the village lie in heavy traffic areas in central locations. Palos Park has a Commercial Areas “Master Plan”, as an addendum to the Comprehensive Plan, for existing and potential future commercial areas of the Village. Considering opening or building a business in Palos Park? Contact us today!


Palos Park Building Department has many tools, forms and information on-line to assist you regarding permits, fees, contractor registration, and bonds. The staff is easy to reach during normal business hours by phone at 708-671-3700, or email.


The Department is responsible for administering the Village’s municipal and zoning codes to ensure the safety of our citizens, protect the public health, and ensure the orderly development of the community. In general, the Department provides services to residents, contractors, businesses and developers to improve and develop their properties in Palos Park.

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.

Permit Review Process

The Department requires property owners to ensure that all construction adheres to an established standard through the municipal permit review process. The Department reviews permit documents to make sure that new buildings and modifications to existing buildings meet local, state and national standards for construction safety.

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. All permits must be posted and visible from the street. On-line are various downloadable forms for your use and a list of codes that we follow.