The Community Development Department strives to ensure public safety, health, and welfare of all Village residents and the business community.
The primary responsibilities of the department include:
- Enforcement of all building and zoning codes
- Issuance of building permits
- Conducting inspections
- Plan review
- Monitoring all phases of construction and development within the Village
2019 CODE ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR
The Village of Round Lake received the 2019 Illinois Code Enforcement Agency of the Year Award! This prestigious award is given annually to one agency in the State of Illinois by the Illinois Association of Code Enforcement. The Village is pleased to be recognized for the Village Board’s adoption and the hard work of Staff to create, adopt and implement several new programs. The new programs that the Community Development Department worked on include: adoption of all the 2018 International Code Council Building Codes, creating a Rental Registration and Inspection Program, upgrading a software system to include tablets for field inspections, participating in a foreclosure registration program, and implementing a new Sign Code. All these programs, plus regular tasks, were accomplished by the Community Development team: Bob Johnson, Code Enforcement Officer; Christine Baker, Community Development Specialist; Bill Donovan, Building Inspector; Melissa Hansen, Permit Technician; and Katie Parkhurst, Director of Economic and Community Development.