Code Enforcement & Property Maintenance

All communities need building codes to protect citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. To protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and businesses, the Village of Glenview sets forth maintenance standards for all properties within Village boundaries.

The Inspectional Services Division of the Community Development Department responds to inspection requests for suspected violations regarding property maintenance standards; food-related health issues; trees on private property; and zoning compliance. Village code inspectors and sanitarians work to keep the public safe.

Request a Code Compliance Investigation

Code compliance investigations are initiated on a complaint basis. It is the Village of Glenview’s policy to keep the complainants information anonymous. To request a code compliance investigation, call (847) 904-4300 or click here and fill out a service request for an investigation.

Steps to Enforce Code Compliance

  1. A complaint is received or initiated by the Village of Glenview.
  2. If the complaint can be substantiated and cannot be corrected at the time of the Code Enforcement Officer's visit, a Notice of Violation (written warning) is served to the property owner and/or tenant. The Notice of Violation will state that the Village received a complaint related to a violation on the property. The notice will state that the violation must be corrected and set a deadline for correction. The Code Enforcement Officer will verify that the complaint has been corrected with an inspection on the written deadline.
  3. A re-inspection will be made on the due date listed in the Notice of Violation. If the violation was corrected, the case will be recorded in the Village data base and closed. If the violation has not been corrected, a citation will be imposed. Re-inspections will be made and additional citations may be issued for every day (or other deadline) the violation is not corrected. Fines can be up to $1,000 per day.
  4. If an additional complaint involving the same issue and same property is received within a 12-month period, the Code Enforcement Officer will make a site visit to verify the violation and a citation is typically imposed. Re-inspections will be made and additional citations will be issued for every day (or other deadline) the violation is not corrected. The fines can be up to $1,000 per day.
  5. The most common code violations in the Village of Glenview are those that are in public view. While there are many possible code violations, there are some that occur more frequently than others. See the video below for Glenview’s top 10 code violations:

Top Ten Nuisance Violations

There are about 1,600 code violations annually in Glenview. Here are the ten most common.