Development & Planning services


While the Village Hall has reopened, it is still possible to do the majority of your business with us remotely. The Development & Planning Services Department continues to provide all our services online and by phone.

  • Call 847-664-4066 for zoning inquiries and questions about your property.
  • Other business can be conducted by phone at 847-664-4050 or by email at
  • All payments will be accepted via credit card over the phone at 847-664-4050. Payment by check can be accommodated with further assistance from staff - call 847-664-4050 (check payment will not be accepted over the phone).
  • Building-related inspections are being scheduled or performed following social distancing guidelines. Call 847-664-4050 for more information.
  • Please file all property maintenance complaints with the online GONorthbrook system
  • Permit and zoning applications are being accepted and processed through a new system:
    1. Email all application paperwork and plans electronically to, or
    2. Drop off hard copies behind Village Hall (1225 Cedar Lane) under the covered entrance area on the east side of the building during business hours only. Find the “Application Drop-Off Table,” and include your paperwork in one of the provided banker boxes.

The Development and Planning Services Department is responsible for assisting landowners and business operators in obtaining building permits, administering the Village’s municipal and zoning codes, overseeing food services, and implementing orderly development in the community.

NEW! Online Building Permit Applications

Homeowners and design professionals can now apply online for the following permit types: Fences, Driveway Remove/Replace, and Water Heater Replacements.

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Permit Center

Zoning & Planning Information