Community Development

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The Community Development Department provides support to the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic Preservation Commission, Architectural Appearance Commission, and Building Board of Appeals. The Department’s responsibilities extend to participation on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. The Department’s 19 employees are responsible to coordinate the review and analysis of all development projects, maintain land use and building records, issue building permits, provide building inspections, enforce codes, perform fire safety inspections, review and issue stormwater permits, conduct occupancy inspections, assign fees and deposits, coordinate license agreements, prepare right-of-way vacations, monitor various escrow accounts, prepare and oversee annexations and annexation agreements, and assist in the preparation of long term plans and planning policies.