Requesting Relief From Standard Zoning Code Requirements or Variations


From March 18 until further notice, Northbrook’s Village Hall and Public Works Center will be closed to the public. Development & Planning Services will continue providing services, many of which can be conducted online, by phone, or with slight adjustment.

  • 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.

Requesting Relief From Standard Zoning Code Requirements

Variations for Parking Reductions, Building and Yard Setbacks, Fence Height Increases, Detached Accessory Structure Height Increases (Zoning Board of Appeals)

Applications & Information