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Department of Community Development


NEWS:

2015 License Renewal Available Online! - For the first time you can renew your required Business, Contractor, Home Occupation or Scavenger License online at www.clarendonhills.us/businesslist.cfm. Licensed businesses will be able to maintain a listing on the Village GoLocal! business directory. Please note that license applications and fees received after January 31, 2015 will be subject to a late payment penalty equal to one-half (1/2) of the applicable license fee.  Upon receipt of your application and fee, you will be able to download and print your 2015 Business License...(click here to read more)

Floor Area Ratio Standards - On July 7, 2014, the Village Board adopted Ordinance 14-07-22 amending the zoning ordinance definition of Floor Area (Section 20.2.2). The amended definition provides a straight-forward method of calculating floor area values and reasonably addresses rooms taller than one-story not previously accounted for in the zoning ordinance. The new definition will be applied to permit application submittals received on and after on January 7, 2015.

Stormwater Ordinance Update - On November 3, 2014, the Village Board adopted Ordinance  04-11-37 amending the County’s stormwater Post Construction Best Management Practices (PCBMP) requirements. These new PCBMP standards will become effective May 1, 2015....(click here to read more)

RTA Access to Transit Improvement Program - The Village is developing two applications seeking RTA and federal CMAQ funding to install pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular access and rail road crossing improvements around the Village METRA Commuter Station...(click here to read more)

Shop Local - GoLocal! The Village’s new GoLocal! program is live! Residents can visit the GoLocal! webpage at www.clarendonhills.us/golocal.cfm to learn about Clarendon Hills’ registered businesses and contractors. Registered business owners and contractors can use this site to claim their listing, post business information, specials, coupons and employment opportunities, and maintain their annual business license with the Village.


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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:

The Community Development Department is located on the first floor in Village Hall, One North Prospect Avenue. The Department is responsible for plan review, permit issuance, and code inspection services for all new construction and remodeling projects. The types of improvements that require a permit are new houses, additions, interior alterations, garages, decks, electrical and plumbing work, commercial buildings and build-outs, in-ground irrigation systems, driveways, and signs.

The Department is headed by the Community Development Director, who also serves as the Building Commissioner and staff liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission, Downtown Design Review Commission, and Economic Development Commission. A full-time building assistant provides building permit and inspection scheduling assistance at the front counter and over the phone. Part-time building, electrical, and plumbing inspectors provide construction inspection services. The Department contracts with an architectural firm and an engineering firm for plan review services.

The Department also handles all planning and zoning matters, including requests for variations, rezoning, special uses, subdivisions, business and contractor licensing, and issuance of certificates of occupancy for new businesses. Informational handouts and various required forms for building permits, zoning processes, and licensing are available online and at Village Hall.