Community Development

The Community Development Department will be closed on Wednesday, May 10th from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm for training to prepare for our transition to online permitting June 1st.


The Community Development Department is charged with facilitating new development and community preservation in furtherance of community goals as articulated in the Village’s Comprehensive Plan and other Village plans. In doing so, the Department provides staff support for the following functions:

  • Construction Permitting Oversight, Including Plan Review and Inspection Services
  • Commercial Food Service Plan Review and Inspection Services
  • Long Range Planning
  • Zoning Administration
  • Code Enforcement / Property Maintenance
  • Economic Development


The Village Hall is open to the public from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. People may also contact the Community Development Department by phone during these times at (708)579-2300 ext.1. We also encourage you to make contact via email at any time at

Remote Service Options

Permit Applications by Email

Most permit applications can be accepted via email at Staff will contact you if additional paper submittals are required.

Lobby Drop Box

There is a drop box located in the vestibule of the northeast accessible entrance to the Village Hall. The drop box is provided for you to leave your permit applications, plans, and payments.  If you have questions related to the submittal that you are leaving you may call 708-579-2320 or email

Remote Payment Options

Payments may be mailed or left in the drop box as detailed above. The Community Development Department will also continue to process payments for contractor registrations and small permit fees over the phone at 708-579-2320.


Building inspections are held Mon-Fri between 8-Noon.  Plumbing inspections are held Mon-Thu from 4-6pm. An inspection must be scheduled by Noon the day prior to the requested inspection.  Inspections not cancelled by 4pm the business day prior to the inspection may incur a re-inspection fee of $50.  Please see the pdf below for detailed inspection protocols. Inspection requests can continue to be submitted via email at

Inspection Protocol (PDF)