Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Officer is a member of the Community Development Department and oversees compliance with the Village's various codes and regulations. The Code Enforcement Officer typically manages code enforcement efforts related to property maintenance, land use, and construction, and coordinates with the Building Inspector, Police Department, Village Engineer, or other municipal representatives on a case-by-case basis.

The Village's primary goal regarding code enforcement is compliance and seeks to enforce codes and equitably as possible. Code enforcement staff aim to work with property owners to provide information regarding the intent of regulations, actions that should be taken to gain compliance, and reasonable timeframes for compliance. When necessary, code enforcement staff manages cases through administrative adjudication as an incentive to gain compliance.

This page includes information most commonly requested regarding code enforcement in Lincolnwood. Any questions regarding code enforcement can be directed to the Community Development Department at 847-673-7402 or directly to the Code Enforcement Officer at 847-745-4811.

  1. Building and Construction
  2. Commercial Operations
  3. Garbage Collection
  4. Residential Property Maintenance
  • Building materials must be stored entirely within the property where construction activity is taking place, and cannot be stored in the public right-of-way.
  • Building materials cannot be stored on a property unless active construction is taking place.
  • Depending on the nature of an improvement, a Building Permit may be required. Please contact the Community Development Department if you have any questions about what types of work require a Building Permit.
  • Section 14-15-10 of the Village Code includes standards related to the management of project sites during the duration of construction.
  • Construction is permitted during the following hours, with the exception of federal holidays, when construction activity is prohibited:

Monday through Friday: 7 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 7 am to Noon
Sunday: Construction prohibited