The Community Development Department is responsible for ensuring that correct procedures and codes are used and followed for the planning and permitting of all residential and commercial developments in the Village.
The main responsibility of the Community Development Department is to assist developers, local businesses and citizens through the approval process from beginning to end, from application assistance, to public hearings, and also issues all permits and performs required inspections to ensure proper codes are followed.
The Planning Division follows the goals and vision for the Village as set by the Comprehensive Plan. As individual developments are proposed, staff reviews them to ensure that they meet the guidelines set forth in the plan. To accomplish this, staff coordinates all aspects of the plan review including land use, engineering, landscaping, legal issues, and economic development.
The Planning Division also serves as staff liaison providing information to the Village Board and Plan Commission. Other responsibilities include updating Village maps, maintaining and updating the zoning and subdivision ordinances, which set the standards for development in the Village, and assisting the public with various planning and zoning questions.
The Building and Permit Division is responsible for the review and issuance of all building permits and the inspection of all new and renovated structures to ensure they meet all applicable codes. This division is also responsible for the enforcement of the Village’s Zoning, Building, Subdivision and Storm Water Codes.