Permit Center


While the Village Hall has reopened, and in-person visits are allowed, it is still possible to do the majority of your business with us remotely. The Development & Planning Services Department continues to provide many of our services online or by phone.

  • 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 If you know who you would like to speak with, please check the contact list to get in touch with specific staff members.
  • Payments up to $6000 will be accepted via credit card over the phone at 847-664-4050. Payment by check can be accommodated with further assistance from staff by calling 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. Permit applications that utilize 11" x 17" drawings or smaller, may be submitted electronically to . All emailed drawings must be 11" x 17", 8.5" x 14", or 8.5" x 11".
    2. Hard copy of any permit application requiring larger format drawings should be dropped off at the rear entrance to Village Hall (1225 Cedar Lane) under the covered entrance are 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.