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The Community Development Department administers codes and enforces ordinances associated with development and building safety, including, but not limited to the Building Code, Zoning Code, the Sign Code, the Subdivision Regulations Code and the Stormwater Ordinance.  Additional information on each of these codes and ordinances can be found below.  Also found below is information on the Appearance Review Guidelines and the Village's Comprehensive Plan. For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at 630-547-5250.

Building Codes

The Village of Glen Ellyn has adopted many of the ICC International Codes, State of Illinois codes, as well as codes and standards developed by other national organizations. The Village has adopted local amendments to these codes to meet the Village’s specific needs. These codes are adopted to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and building occupants by establishing the minimum standards to which building structures and their fire protection, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems must be constructed and maintained. Copies of the adopted codes are available for reference in the Community Development Department and may be purchased directly from the publishing organizations.

Zoning Code

The Glen Ellyn Zoning Code was adopted with the purpose of protecting and promoting the public health, safety, morals, comfort, property values and general welfare.

Sign Code

The Village’s Sign Code establishes standards and regulations for the erection, display, safety and maintenance of signs.  A sign permit is required to install a new sign or repair or replace an existing sign.  Before installing a new sign or repairing or replacing an existing sign, please review the applicable standards and regulations in the Sign Code (located below) and contact the Community Development Department at 630-547-5250 with any questions.


The Village allows temporary banner signs to be displayed for special events such as grand openings, with the issuance of a Banner Permit.  If approved, a temporary banner sign may be displayed for no more than 14 days.  Permission to display a temporary banner sign cannot be granted more than three times a year.  If you would like to display a temporary banner sign, please contact the Community Development Department at 630-547-5250 for an application and fee information.


Other special event signs in conformance with the sign code may be allowed with appropriate approvals.  Please contact the department for further information.


Subdivision Regulations Code

The Village of Glen Ellyn’s Subdivision Regulations Code establishes standards and regulations for the subdivision of property and the construction of public improvements in the Village.  Further, it provides the Village with the authority to review all subdivision projects within 1½ miles of the Village limits.  For additional information, please review the Subdivision Regulations Code or contact the Community Development Department at 630-547-5250.

Stormwater Ordinance

The Village of Glen Ellyn has adopted the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Floodplain Ordinance with amendments specific to Village needs.  The Stormwater Ordinance was adopted by the County and the Village to promote effective, equitable and acceptable stormwater management measures.  The adoption of this ordinance helps to protect persons and property from the effects of flooding, enhances the quality of water resources within the Village and lessens taxpayers’ burden for flood-related disasters. For additional information, please review the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Floodplain Ordinance, located below. All stormwater permit applications are reviewed by the Village.

Appearance Review Guidelines

The Appearance Review Guidelines are intended to provide a context for diverse yet harmonious architectural and landscape design.  These guidelines are not standards or regulations but rather principles and approaches that should be applied with understanding and sensitivity, in context of the use of the site, its natural character, nearby buildings, and the streetscape of the adjacent public rights-of-way.  The Appearance Review Guidelines apply to new construction, additions, exterior rehabilitation or exterior remodeling of non-residential, multi-family and townhome buildings as well as parking lots.

 
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
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Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn IL. 60137
(630) 469 5000
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