The Village of Glenview

Development Center/Building Permits


Note: While Village Hall is now open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, we ask that you try to do as much business online or by phone as possible due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Some staff are working remote but all services are being provided. 

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

Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. office hours​
Tuesdays –  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. remote support hours 
Wednesdays8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. office hours
Thursdays8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. office hours hoursFridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. office hours

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 amendments / updates

Specific current building regulations, local code amendments, and ordinances can be found on the Ordinances and Codes webpage.

Agendas for the Building Commission

The Building Commission has recommended​ approval of the 2018 International Code Council series of codes with amendments. These code updates will be presented to the Village Board of Trustees at its  August 4, 2020 meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m.  For agenda see the following link; Board of Trustees agenda page .

 


 

​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 InteriorBuilding ExteriorOther StructuresYard ExteriorUnderground
Minor RemodelingSingle-Family AdditionsDetached GaragesDrivewaysSewer Repairs
Interior DemolitionFoundation RepairsShedsResidential FencesYard Drains
HVACRoofingDecksCommercial FencesElectrical Services
PlumbingSidingPergolas / ArborsPet RunsWater Service Repairs
DrywallA/C UnitsGazebosPatiosDrain Tile
Vehicle ChargerStoops / StairsSwimming PoolsSidewalksRain Gardens
Fire Damage RepairsDownspouts / Sump DischargePool RemovalGeneratorsLawn Sprinklers
FireplacesFire Damage RepairsParking Lot RepairsOutdoor Kitchen
RPZsSunroomsTree HousesSports Courts
Slab ReplacementPorchesGuesthousesFire 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 ResidentialCommercialMulti-Family ResidentialOther
New Single-Family ResidenceNew Commercial BuildingNew Multi-Family BuildingWireless Telecommunications
Single-Family Addition(s)Commercial Addition(s)Multi-Family Addition(s)Small Cell Facility
Pre-Application Site AnalysisCommercial RemodelingMulti-Family RemodelingUtility Permits
DemolitionDemolitionDemolitionNew Water Service
Foundation OnlyFoundation OnlyFoundation OnlyTree Removal
ElevatorsElevatorsElevatorsConstruction 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), 242​0 Alft Lane, Elgin, IL 60124. Call (847) 697-1300.

Fire Alarm SystemsFire Sprinkler SystemsCommercial Hoods / DuctsAnsul 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) 904-4330permits@glenview.il.us
Sherry Goldstein​Administrative Clerk​(847) 904-4330

permits@glenview.il.us

​Ola KurzatkowskiAdminitrative Clerk
​(847) 904-4330permits@glenview.il.us

Building and Zoning

Chris Gray​​Development Center Manager​(847) 904-4325chrisg@glenview.il.us
 ​Plan Review Aide

Engineering

Alana Rosenbaum​Plan Review Engineer​(847) 904-4329arosenbaum@glenview.il.us
Lindsey Zver​​Plan Review  Engineer​(847) 904-4329lzver@baxterwoodman.com

Other

Contact the Inspectional Services Division at (847) 904-4330 or by email to permits@glenview.il.us

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.​