Permit Center


We are sorry, but due to the recent upsurge in COVID-19 infections, we can no longer have in-person meetings. While the Village Hall has reopened, it is still possible to do the majority of your business with us remotely. The Development & Planning Services Department continues to provide all our services online and by phone. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a video discussion as well if you prefer. Thank you for your patience in this difficult time.

  • Call 847-664-4066 for zoning inquiries and questions about your property.
  • Other business can be conducted by phone at 847-664-4050 or by email at
  • All payments will be accepted via credit card over the phone at 847-664-4050. Payment by check can be accommodated with further assistance from staff - call 847-664-4050 (check payment will not be accepted over the phone).
  • Building-related inspections are being scheduled or performed following social distancing guidelines. Call 847-664-4050 for more information.
  • Please file all property maintenance complaints with the online GONorthbrook system
  • Permit and zoning applications are being accepted and processed through a new system:
    1. Email all application paperwork and plans electronically to, or
    2. Drop off hard copies behind Village Hall (1225 Cedar Lane) under the covered entrance area on the east side of the building during business hours only. Find the “Application Drop-Off Table,” and include your paperwork in one of the provided banker boxes.

NEW! Online Building Permit Applications

Homeowners and design professionals can now apply online for the following permit types: Fences, Driveway Remove/Replace, and Water Heater Replacements.