The Village of Glenview

Development Center/Building Permits

Due to COVID-19, the Village Hall is temporarily closed to the public. T​he Community Development Department is still providing most services with staff primarily working remotely.  ​


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?

Information sessions about building codes

The Development Center will be holding public information sessions about proposed changes and amendments to Glenview's  building codes and how it will affect your work,  on the following dates: 

  • February 20, 2020 at 6:00pm, Burnham Board Room, 2500 East Lake Ave, Glenview Village Hall              

                2018 International Residential Code, Residential Construction

  • February 27, 2020 at 6:00pm, Burnham Board Room, 2500 East Lake Ave, Glenview Village Hall 

                2018 International Building Code, Commercial and Multifamily Construction

These sessions are are to help the general public and construction professionals prepare for and have a better understanding of the proposed changes before they happen. Each session will be followed by a question and answer opportunity. Both of these events are free and open to the public.

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:
Building Interior Building Exterior Other Structures Yard Exterior Underground
Minor Remodeling Single-Family Additions Detached Garages Driveways Sewer Repairs
Interior Demolition Foundation Repairs Sheds Residential Fences Yard Drains
HVAC Roofing Decks Commercial Fences Electrical Services
Plumbing Siding Pergolas / Arbors Pet Runs Water Service Repairs
Drywall A/C Units Gazebos Patios Drain Tile
Vehicle Charger Stoops / Stairs Swimming Pools Sidewalks Rain Gardens
Fire Damage Repairs Downspouts / Sump Discharge Pool Removal Generators Lawn Sprinklers
Fireplaces Fire Damage Repairs Parking Lot Repairs Outdoor Kitchen
RPZs Sunrooms Tree Houses Sports Courts
Slab Replacement Porches Guesthouses Fire Pits  

Traditional permits

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:

Single-Family Residential Commercial Multi-Family Residential Other
New Single-Family Residence New Commercial Building New Multi-Family Building Wireless Telecommunications
Single-Family Addition(s) Commercial Addition(s) Multi-Family Addition(s) Small Cell Facility
Pre-Application Site Analysis Commercial Remodeling Multi-Family Remodeling Utility Permits
Demolition Demolition Demolition New Water Service
Foundation Only Foundation Only Foundation Only Tree Removal
Elevators Elevators Elevators Construction Trailers

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)

Online permits

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.

E-Permits Logo
Apply Online
Submit Digital Plans
Check Permit Status
Pay Permit Fee(s)

Inspection information

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

General Inquiries

Rebecca Battaglia​ ​Permit Technician ​(847) 904-4330
Sherry Goldstein ​Administrative Clerk ​(847) 904-4330

​Ola Kurzatkowski ​Administrative Clerk ​(847) 904-4330

Building and Zoning

Chris Gray​ ​Development Center Manager ​(847) 904-4325
  ​Plan Review Aide


Alana Rosenbaum ​Plan Review Engineer ​(847) 904-4329
Lindsey Zver​ ​Plan Review Engineer ​(847) 904-4329


Contact the Inspectional Services Division at (847) 904-4330 or by email to

Vacant Property

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.

Engineering Resources

Resources for Village Engineering can be found on the Engineering Resources page.