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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. Click here to download a pamphlet on the Real Estate Transfer Inspection Program (pdf).

    Rental Property Inspection Program

    All residential rental properties in the Village are required to be licensed and inspected annually. The Village of Glendale Heights Rental Property Crime Prevention Partnership Program, administered by the Community Development Department, 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 being rented. The license application and fees are due by February 1, each year. Every annual rental license expires on January 31, of the following year.

    Regulations for all Landlords and/or Owners who rent or lease single-family or multiple-family dwelling rental properties require that each applicant review the Village of Glendale Heights Rental Property Crime Prevention Manual and acknowledge understanding and compliance with the requirements. An Acknowledgment of Understanding and Compliance Form, confirming compliance with the review requirement of the code, must be completed and submitted to Community Development to obtain the license. A link to the manuals and forms are provided below. Printed copies of the manual and forms are available upon request to the Community Development. Once a Landlord and/or Owner has completed the Acknowledgment of Understanding and Compliance Form, a copy will be maintained on file with the Community Development Department as a record of compliance with the requirements of the Village Code.

    In addition, regulations also require the addition of a Lease Addendum to all leases or rental contracts for single-family or multiple-family dwelling rental properties in Glendale Heights.

    Click on the following links to view the single-family or multiple-family application information and manuals:

    For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at 630.260.6030.

    Report Abandoned Property

    To ensure residential properties are well maintained, residents are encouraged to report the addresses of suspected vacant and/or abandoned properties by calling (630) 909-6030 or e-mailing

    Additional Information

    For information or assistance with any of 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.

    Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network

    The Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network provides homeowners access to free counseling services, legal advice, mortgage assistance programs, foreclosure prevention events, and tips on how to avoid mortgage fraud.

    Homeowners can find information and resources to help them stay in their homes at or calling 1-855-KEEP-411 (855-533-7411). Helping families and stabilizing communities -- it's what the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network is all about.

    Click here for more information on the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network.



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