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    Community Development

    The Glendale Heights Department of Community Development strives to provide professional assistance in planning, development and construction by adopting and enforcing current codes and standards in a uniform and unbiased manner, in order to establish and maintain a safe, healthy and attractive community for all residents and business owners.

    Comprehensive Planning
    Forecasts and plans for the physical development of the Village for the next 10 to 15 years

    Annexation, Zoning, Land Use
    Plays a major role in the development of new subdivisions and the preservation of existing neighborhoods

    Plan Review
    Trained and certified individuals review submitted plans to ensure that buildings adhere to established codes

    Code Enforcement
    Ensures that established standards are observed for the safety and preservation of the community

    Building Permits
    Construction projects are approved if they comply with Building and Zoning Regulations

    Property Maintenance
    Establishes and enforces minimum standards for maintenance of existing buildings, structures, premises, and facilities in order to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public

    Inspection Services
    Ensures that construction methods, structures, and building projects meet all national, state, and local building codes. Real Estate Transfer & Single-Family Rental Inspection Programs.

    A Focus on Property Maintenance

    The Village has recognized the need to encourage and promote property maintenance throughout the community. In response, the Community Development Department is focusing on property maintenance issues. The appearance and maintenance of your property impacts its market value. Simple measures are the key to protecting and maintaining property values. Lets all pitch in and do our share as a community. The appearance of the community begins with you…

    It is a good idea to periodically self examine your premises. Click here for some things to look for.

    Thinking of Selling Your Property?

    The Real Estate Transfer Program (Ordinance Number 2003-65) provides for the inspection of all real estate sold or transferred within the Village. At the time of listing, but not less than twenty-one (21) days prior to any proposed sale, an application for a Certificate of Compliance, together with a copy of a current Plat of Survey (dated within one year of the date of the application) and appropriate fee must be submitted to the Community Development Department. Once the application is received, the required inspection will be scheduled. Title of the property cannot be transferred without the inspection and approved Certificate of Compliance. Don't hold up your closing; apply for your certificate well in advance.

    Rental Property Inspection Program

    ALL residential rental properties in the Village are required to be licensed and inspected annually. The program requires those who own such properties to submit an application every year for a rental license. The fees for this license vary with the type of property you rent out. The license application and fees are due by March 1 each year. Every annual rental license expires on February 28.

    For information or assistance with your projects, call Community Development at 630.260.6030 or send an email to

    The Village of Glendale Heights has adopted many codes and ordinances that are intended to improve and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. Click here for information on these Good Neighbor Ordinances.

    Click here for Flood Information.



    Photos of Community Development Employees Working