Community Development

Department Overview
The Department of Community Development was organized in 1985 to administer development regulations in the Village Municipal Code in a manner that encourages development, while protecting public interest.


The Department oversees the Building, Planning and Zoning operations of the village and works closely with other Village Staff, the Village Board, Plan Commission, Architectural Control Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Community Development Authority, and most committees of the Village Board


Duties
The Department has many duties and functions including:

  • Assisting the various Boards and Committees with the development of ordinances
  • Issuing building permits and other construction-related permits
  • Inspecting the work done under building and construction-related permits
  • Issuing and enforcing development-related permits
  • Doing liaison work with contractors and citizens
  • Preparing various redevelopment and long-range plans and reports
  • Performing miscellaneous information gathering