Zoning Board of Appeals


The ZBA consists of 7 members. The ZBA process is in strict conformance with the Illinois State Statutes regarding notice and notification requirements of surrounding property owners. The ZBA hears requests for variations in accordance with Section 11-503E of the Northbrook Zoning Code. The permitted variations are: to reduce the dimension of any required yard, to reduce the size of a lot due to insufficient area or width by not less than 90% of their required area or width, to increase the allowable height of a fence, reduce by not more than 25% the required off street parking spaces, to increase by not more than one sign the maximum number of signs otherwise allowed, to allow illumination of residential recreational facilities, to allow the moving of a pre-code structure, to allow restorations of partially damaged or destroyed non-conforming pre-code structures, and to allow for development of a legal non-conforming lot of record. 

Regular Meetings

  • 7pm
  • 4th Monday of every month
  • Village Hall
    1225 Cedar Lane
    Northbrook, IL 60062

ZBA Meeting and Application Deadline Calendar

Meeting schedule and location subject to change.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available at least 48 hours prior to the meetings and minutes are available following approval.  Agendas and minutes prior to January 1, 2024 can be found here

View current agendas and minutes


  • Steven Decker, Chair
    Term Ends: April 2022

  • Dan Craig
    Term Ends: April 2022 

  • Kristen Gorenberg

    Term Ends: April 2022

  • Tom Len
    Term Ends: April 2023

  • Molly Chen
    Term Ends: April 2025 

  • Howard Wolfmark

    Term Ends: April 2021

  • Jennifer Maisch, Staff Liaison Phone: 847-664-4124 
    Email Jennifer Maisch

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