Get To Know Your Community Development Department
The Village of Lombard’s Community Development Department is responsible for planning, zoning, building permits, code enforcement, private engineering and economic development. Watch a brief video to get to know your Community Development Department!
In 2019, the Village launched its online permitting platform, never realizing the importance it would play in helping the department meeting the needs of the development community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As residents were spending more time at home, many decided it was a good time to start or complete projects.
Whether it was adding or replacing a deck, a pool, or an house addition or remodeling project, between January 1 and May 1, 2021, there were 821 permits issued, which is a 57% increase over the same period in 2020. These permits also include a number of high profile redevelopments and new businesses slated to be underway this year. Most of these permits have been submitted online through the Village's Online Permitting Portal at villageoflombard.org/onlinepermits.