The Development Center is located at the front counter within the Community Development Department. The Development Center is the first point of customer contact for all Community Development-related services. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment by effectively and efficiently providing the highest level of customer service through increased access to staff, establishment of clear expectations, and simplifying development processes.
The Development Center staff will respond to walk-in, email, and phone inquiries related to planning, engineering, building permits, inspections, capital project improvements, and complaints. Customers will also be able to submit permit applications, have simple permits issued over-the-counter, obtain a small/medium sized permit through our same day review (SDR) process, submit large sized permits through the traditional plan review process, schedule building and engineering inspections, and/or receive technical and administrative assistance. For specific engineering resources including utility maps, Village standards, benchmarks, and floodplain information, click here.
Development Center hours
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)
Permitted Construction Hours
When is a permit required?
Permit fee discounts
- For building permit applications filed between December 1 and February 28 each year, the Village of Glenview will extend a 25-percent discount on associated building and plan review permit fees for single-family home improvement projects including room additions, interior remodeling, and accessory uses to single-family dwellings including but not limited to detached garages, sheds, decks, fences, swimming pools, gazebos, and concrete and asphalt flatwork.
How do I apply for a Building Permit?
Codes and local code amendments
Specific current building regulations, local code amendments, and ordinances can be found on the
Ordinances and Codes webpage.
The Village is currently in the process of updating construction codes and amendments to the 2018 International Code Council series. The Glenview Building Commission is meeting on a regular basis to evaluate the code changes for recommendation for adoption by the Village Board of Trustees in 2020. For meeting dates, times, and room locations, please click on the agenda links listed below.
For questions regarding Building Commission meetings or Code updates, contact Helen Wiseman, Plan Review Manager, at (847) 904-4321.
Over-the-counter permits/Same Day Reviews
Same Day Review (SDR) plan review services are available to residents, developers, builders, and property owners from 8 :30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
SDR comments will be made available on-demand via the SDR process for the following permit types:
||Pergolas / Arbors
||Water Service Repairs
||Stoops / Stairs
|| Swimming Pools
|Fire Damage Repairs
||Downspouts / Sump Discharge
|| Lawn Sprinklers
||Fire Damage Repairs
||Parking Lot Repairs
|| Tree Houses
| Slab Replacement
Numerous permit types may be too complex or may require review and approval from local commissions prior to permit issuance. Initial traditional permit reviews are typically available within two weeks and are required for the following permit types:
|New Single-Family Residence
||New Commercial Building
||New Multi-Family Building
|| Wireless Telecommunications
Small Cell Facility
Pre-Application Site Analysis
|| Multi-Family Remodeling
||New Water Service
Third-party plan reviews
Several permit types require specialized review by third-party professionals prior to permit issuance. The following permit types should be submitted directly to Fire Safety Consultants, Inc. (FSCI), 2420 Alft Lane, Elgin, IL 60124. Call (847) 697-1300.
|Fire Alarm Systems
||Fire Sprinkler Systems
||Commercial Hoods / Ducts
||Ansul Systems (Wet or Dry Chemicals)
It may be more convenient to apply for any permit remotely. Online applications can be remitted 24/7 via the Village's ePermits website tools.
After issuance of your permit, various inspections may be required. To review required inspections for your permits, see the following resources:
Inspections can be scheduled 24 hours or more in advance by contacting the Development Center Inspections at (847) 904-4320.
- "A.M" inspections are performed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 12 noon.
- "P.M." inspections are performed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Development Center contacts
Building and Zoning
Contact the Inspectional Services Division at (847) 904-4330 or by email to
The Village considers buildings to be vacant if they remain boarded or in a state of deterioration for more than six months and/or no longer have a current property listing contract. As such, they are detrimental to public health and safety, contribute to the decrease in value of surrounding properties, precipitate disinvestment by neighboring owners, provide a location for criminal activity and undermine the aesthetic character of the neighborhood and the Village.
It is the obligation of the owner of a vacant property, per Village ordinance, to register the property and to implement a maintenance plan. The form below must be filled out and a $200 application fee paid.
Resources for Village Engineering can be found on the
Engineering Resources page.