The general purpose of Community Development is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the Village of Lake Zurich through proper planning, and the administration and enforcement of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan, zoning, building and property maintenance codes. The staff possess certifications in categories such as building, electrical, plumbing and plan review.
Specific responsibilities include the review, approval and issuance of permits for all construction projects. The permit and zoning staff perform periodic inspections during construction to ensure compliance with established building codes and standards.
Compliance with property maintenance codes is coordinated by the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer. Through the Village Planner, staff is also responsible for guiding applicants through all phases of the development and approval process. The department provide staff assistance to the Planning and Zoning Commission.