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Department of Community Development


Stormwater Ordinance Update - On November 3rd, 2014, the Village Board lowered the threshold for new impervious surfaces triggering stormwater retention requirements to 300 square feet...(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)

DTMP UPDATE - On November 3, 2014, the Village Board of Trustees adopted an ordinance approving the 2014 DTMP...(click here to read more)

Shop Local - GoLocal! The Village’s new GoLocal! program is live! Residents can visit the GoLocal! webpage at 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.



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.