News Flash


Posted on: January 3, 2022

Updates to Village Services & Meetings

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The safety, health, and well-being of the citizens of our community and Village staff are top priorities for the Village of Northbrook and remain so during the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) continue to encourage prevention measures and caution. See below for updates and precautionary actions being taken by the Village of Northbrook. 

Village Services

Due to limited in-person staffing, all are encouraged to conduct business with the Village online, by email, or over the phone when possible. If you require in-person assistance, please call in advance. 

Village departments offer many services that can be conducted online, by email, or by phone, including the following:

Administrative Hearings

  • The Administrative Hearing scheduled for January 14 is postponed to February 18.
  • Submit questions about Administrative Hearings by email to or by phone at 847-664-4022.

Development & Planning Services

  • Schedule inspections by phone at 847-664-4050.
  • Use the new online system to apply for the following permit types: fences, driveway removal/replacement, and water heater replacements.
  • Call 847-664-4066 for zoning inquiries and questions about your property.
  • Call ahead for other services at 847-664-4050 or email


  • Pay water bills online or over the phone with no extra charge at 844-753-9379.
  • Pay parking tickets online.
  • Purchase a new vehicle sticker or pet license with the online form. Mail the application with payment and include the rabies certificate if purchasing a pet license.
  • Learn more, apply for, or check your balance for the Taxi Program online
  • For water-related questions, contact the Water Department directly by phone at 847-664-4171 or by email to
  • As usual, payments are accepted through the mail or in one of the Village's payment drop boxes: behind Village Hall (1225 Cedar Lane); at the Northbrook Police Station (1401 Landwehr Road); and at Wood Oaks Junior High (1250 Sanders Road)


  • Call 847-664-4494 for ambulance billing questions or to pay an ambulance bill.
  • Call ahead to pay and schedule a permit pick-up (fire prevention permits – alarms, sprinklers, special suppression) at 847-664-4500.



  • Apply for the House Watch Program by phone at 847-664-4180.
  • File a new alarm permit or renew an existing one online.
  • For non-emergency situations, call 847-564-2060. For emergencies, call 911.

Public Works

Upcoming Public Meetings

Out of an abundance of caution, the following meetings are canceled or altered to meet virtually:

Plan Commission - Canceled
Tuesday, January 4, at 7:30pm

Ad Hoc Downtown Committee Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, January 11, at 6pm
Watch the live streaming here, on Facebook live, or on Cable Channel 17. AT&T U-verse customers tune to Channel 99 and search "Northbrook."

Regular Board of Trustees Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, January 11, at 7:30pm
Watch the live streaming here, on Facebook live, or on Cable Channel 17. AT&T U-verse customers tune to Channel 99 and search "Northbrook."

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