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The prospect of subdividing a residential property is complicated and depends on various factors. When subdividing, the newly created lots must comply with the below lot areas specific to the zoning district of the property, as well as comply with the below lot width requirements. If the subdivided lots can meet the requirements for their specific zoning district, than you can proceed to contact the Development & Planning Services Department to further discuss a request to subdivide a property. For more information, review the
As an alternative, the Village also has created a Zoning Map (PDF)
If you have observed that these restrictions are not being met, you may inform the Village by making a Citizen's Request.
For residential zoned properties, simply click on the Article III - Single Family Residential Districts link on the Northbrook Zoning Code webpage. Bulk standards will be located in Section 3 to 110 of the Zoning Code, or page. III-6. Review Zoning Code.
The Village has regulations that prohibit weeds and grass from growing to an average height of more than 8 inches. The Village does not have regulations regarding the maintenance of landscaping bushes and trees. View the Village's
To register a concern, residents may submit a form through GONorthbrook online by completing and submitting a request. If you provide your email address on the form you will be sent updates regarding any enforcement activity that takes place. Residents may also call the Village at 847-272-5050, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All Fire related inspections must be scheduled with the Fire Department at 847-272-2141. Building & Site Inspections must be scheduled by contacting the Permit Coordinators.
Inspections are required at different stages of a project to inspect work before it is covered up. For example, footing inspections are required after excavation and forming is completed, but before concrete is laid. Rough-in, framing and insulation inspections are required before walls or ceilings are closed in.
Projects requiring a plan review typically require the payment of an application fee deposit at the time the application is made. The remaining cost is not paid until after the permit is approved and the applicant is notified of the final amount. Permit fees for large scale projects are typically calculated based on information such as square footage, number of fixtures, estimated cost of construction, etc. The final permit fee is paid to the Development and Planning Services Department at the time the permit is issued. For more information, contact the Development and Planning Services Department at 847-664-4050.
- Over the counter (sewer repair, electrical only, etc.) up to 24 hours- Small Projects (Decks, sheds, basements, kitchens/baths, parking lot resurfacing, etc) up to 10 business days- Large Single Family Residential (SFR) Projects (Additions or large scale remodeling) take up to 15 business days- New Single Family Residence or Large Commercial Remodeling can take up to 20 business days- New Commercial Building Negotiated time frame (size and scope dependent)- Reviews of “Re-submittals” from plan review comments generally take 10 business days
*What can you do to improve the total time it takes to obtain your permits? You can use our submittal guidelines and other informative handouts to ensure that you have included all the information necessary for your permit review.