Department of Community Development
2014 Business and Contractor License Renewal
Notices have been mailed to all 2013 business, home occupation, scavenger and contractor license holders indicating that license renewal applications are now being accepted for the 2014 calendar year. A license is required for business operation or construction work continued or started in 2014. Click here to learn more. (POSTED 11/13/2013)
Proposed Text/Amendment Special Use for Medical Marijuana Distribution Facilities (Zoning Case #465) - In light of the State of Illinois recent adoption of legislation legalizing and permitting Medical Marijuana Distribution Facilities throughout the State, the Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission held a public hearing public on October 17 to consider Zoning Ordinance text amendments establishing special use standards and zoning district designations for medical marijuana distribution facilities. Although there are no such facilities proposed in the Village of Clarendon Hills at this time, Staff had identified that the Village's existing zoning regulations do not address, create standards for, or designate appropriate locations for this type of use. On November 18, 2013, the Village directed Staff to draft an ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance to designate this type of facility as a special use within the O-R Office-Research District. Given that the State will not have the rules and processes in place for licensing these facilities until April 2014, consideration and adoption of this ordinance has been scheduled for early 2014. (UPDATED 11/19/2013)
Proposed FAR/Text Amendment (Zoning Case #463) - On October 17 the Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission began a public hearing regarding the Village's current zoning regulations governing floor area and floor area ratio standards (20.5.4C) and various other related zoning provisions. The hearing was continued until the next scheduled ZBA/PC meeting (12/19/2013) in order to allow staff to collect and report on additional information requested to support their deliberations. (UPDATED 11/07/2013)
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Community Development Department is located on the first floor of the 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.