About Us

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We are located in the Lake County Central Permit Facility in the County's Libertyville Campus.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that the information you find here is useful and informative. If there is any information that you cannot find, please contact our office at 847-377-2600
Libertyville Campus Map
Functions & Responsibilities
The main functions of the Department are:
  • Planning for a Better Lake County
    • By preparing studies and creating and implementing plans that support the goals of the Lake County Board
  • Protecting Residents and Property in Lake County
    • By reviewing building permits; conducting inspections for zoning and building code compliance; and responding to inquiries regarding building codes and nuisances in unincorporated Lake County
    • By administering the county's zoning and subdivision regulations in unincorporated Lake County
  • Protecting the Natural Environment
    • By reviewing and implementing stormwater management and erosion control plans in unincorporated Lake County; overseeing National Flood Insurance Program; and coordinating wetland delineation, protection and permitting activities
  • Assisting Low-Income People and Communities
    • By planning for and administering funds from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and from the Lake County Board to benefit low and moderate income residents of all Lake County
Some of the services we offer include:
  • Comprehensive Planning
    Policies and goals for land use infrastructure, housing, employment, natural features, open space and community design
  • Code Enforcement and Property Complaints
    Enforcement of zoning, building, environmental protection, and nuisance codes
  • Grants and Loans
    Funding for Lake County agencies and municipalities to assist low income individuals
  • Inspections
    Building, zoning, site development and natural resource inspections
  • Aerial Photography
    Aerial photography for selected years between 1939 and 2012
  • Permits and Approvals
    • Building and Site Development Permit review and approval
    • Subdivision and street vacation application processing and reviews
    • Zoning determinations, allowed use of properties, environmental review and natural resource protection, zoning and development options
  • Planning Resource Center
    Demographic, socio-economic, housing, land use and other planning related information