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Department of Community Development


NEWS:

What will you do with your rain barrel? The Village of Clarendon Hills, the CHCO2 Footprint Project, and The Conservation Foundation is selling rain barrels and is hosting a rain barrel painting contest. Painted rain barrels entered in to the contest will be put on display throughout the downtown this summer. Click here to learn where you can pick your barrel and how you can enter your painted rain barrel in the contest. <<<<<<<

Proposed FAR/Text Amendment (Zoning Case #463) - On March 20, 2014, the Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission continued the public hearing discussion 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 to and will be discussed again during their regular meeting on April 17, 2014. (UPDATED 03/21/2014)


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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.