Community Development

The Community Development Department is dedicated to the betterment of our community by ensuring quality developments and economic growth. The Department processes petitions for annexations, rezoning, site plan reviews and subdivisions. 

On January 23, 2023, the Village Board approved Ordinance 23-O-08 for the Unified Development Ordinance and Zoning Map Amendment. The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is a comprehensive zoning code replacing Title 9 and Title 10 of the Willowbrook Municipal Code zoning code entirely, effective immediately. This is the first time the Village of Willowbrook has gone through a comprehensive zoning code update since it’s founding in the early 1960’s. The link to the updated UDO is below. Please contact staff with any questions.

Willowbrook offers a pro-business environment by providing a variety of resources through the Department aimed at attracting new businesses and keeping existing businesses strong. 

Community Development Services Provided:

  • Building permit processing
  • Building inspections
  • Code enforcement
  • Development review process
  • Plan review services
  • Special event permits
  • Zoning information
  • Long-range planning

Permit applications below: 

Permit Application - General (no electric or plumbing (PDF)

Permit Application - Electrical (add to general) (PDF)

Permit Application - Plumbing (add to general) (PDF)

Permit Application - Fence (PDF)

Permit Application - Signs (PDF)

Permit Application - Special Events (PDF)

Community Development - New Business Registration (PDF)

Community Development - Occupancy & Zoning Application (PDF)

Click on the options below for more information pertaining to the Building & Zoning Division and Planning & Development Division.