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.
- 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
- All commercial operations, including the storage of materials, must take place in an enclosed structure unless otherwise authorized by the Village through a Special Use permit or zoning variation.
- Advertising signs cannot be placed in the public right-of-way.
- Construction waste and electronics will not be collected/disposed of by the Village or Groot.
- Refuse stored outside of dwelling, garage, or utility building must be placed in a clean garbage container with a tight-fitting lid and stored in the rear or side yard of the prime dwelling structure.
- Containers may be placed at the curb in front of each dwelling according to the following schedule:
- Containers may be placed at the curb no earlier than 3 pm on the day prior to the scheduled Garbage Pickup.
- Containers must be returned to the storage location by 8 am on the day after collection.
Short-term rentals (i.e. Air B n B, VRBO, etc.) are permitted, but property can only be rented as a short-term rental one time per calendar year. (Any stay less than 30 days is considered one short-term rental.)
- Personal belongings cannot be stored outside of a principal or accessory structure, or in a manner that causes a nuisance to other properties.
- Inoperable or unlicensed vehicles on residential property must be stored in an enclosed structure.
- Grass and weeds cannot exceed 6 inches in height.