Development Services

Development Services

If visiting Village Hall, facial coverings will be required upon entering the building until further notice. When possible building permits should still be submitted by email to  For email submittals the project address must be listed in the subject line.  Permits may also be submitted by leaving them in the Village payment drop box in front of Village Hall or mailing them to our address. Please view the Building and Code Enforcement Division website for information on how to submit your permit, typical permit submittal requirements and what to expect next. 

Inspections of occupied homes has resumed.  The Village will make every effort to ensure timely inspections, but for the safety of residents and inspectors, this may not always be possible. 

The primary responsibilities of the Development Services Department are to: 

  • coordinate long-range planning
  • conduct plan reviews and to issue building permits
  • provide inspection and code enforcement services
  • administer the appropriate Village ordinances to preserve and enhance the character and quality of life of the community

Department Leadership

Charles Nordman, AICP
Director of Development Services


Department Contact Information

Location:  Municipal Complex, 10987 Main Street
Temporary Hours of Operation:  Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone:  847-515-5252
Fax:  847-515-5241


Building & Code Enforcement
The primary responsibility of the Building & Code Enforcement Division is to review and approve construction plans for all applicable codes and consequently to inspect for all subject building life-safety, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and property maintenance codes. This division works closely with the Planning & Zoning Division, the Public Works and Engineering Department and the Huntley Fire Protection District in reviewing plans and ensuring code compliance. The Building & Code Enforcement Division issues permits and inspects for familiar construction projects such as room additions, home remodeling, decks, fences, patios and other property amenities.

The Building Division tracks and monitors vacant properties and proactively enforces the property maintenance code.  This division also compiles a list of new building permit reports on a monthly basis.

Planning & Zoning
The Planning & Zoning Division is primarily responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals for proposed land developments such as subdivisions, special use permits and zoning variations. The Planning & Zoning Division works to ensure that growth occurs in a compatible, orderly and efficient manner as prescribed in the Village's Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Plan (adopted 11-17-11). The Planning & Zoning Division prepares long term planning studies and enforces and interprets the Zoning Ordinance.