Community Development


In light of the recent developments with COVID-19, please refer to the following documents that explain how the Western Springs Community Development Department intends to continue serving the public. These policies are subject to change without notice.

Services Provided
  • Enforcing building, zoning, health, and fire codes and regulations
  • Issuing permits for new construction or alterations of existing structures
  • Inspecting finished construction work

Construction Plans
All construction plans must comply with local zoning ordinances pertaining to building use, height, area, and setbacks.

More Information

For information regarding permits, fees, contractor registration, and bonds, please contact the front desk at 708-246-1800 or e-mail Elizabeth Chenelle (at ext 177) or Nancy Grossi (at ext 180). 

Schedule an Inspection
To schedule an inspection, please call 708-246-1800 ext. 191.You can leave a message and staff will respond within 24 hours or sooner.
Digital Engineering Review Process
The Village is now accepting engineering plans by email. No paper plans are required for new single family homes, single and multi-family additions, townhomes, garages, pools, commercial properties, stormwater plans for non-residential and other projects. For more details, click the link below for information. Also below is the Village Address Map which  will help make sure your address is correct for all plan submittals. Links to the Autodesk website are also provided below. Feel free to call Martin Scott, Director of Community Development, with any questions about this process. Mr. Scott can be reached at 708-246-1800 ext. 175 or by email at
Digital Engineering Review Instructions
Autodesk Design Review download and troubleshooting help
Village Address Map
Additional Resources
Municipal Code
2017 Community Development Code Updates (effective 4-3-17)