Community Development

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

** JANUARY 2019** Radon Action Month


 Protect Your Family and Community from Radon

Radon gas builds up in homes over time and can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled — making it easy for radon problems to go unnoticed. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center recommends that all residents test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter season, when indoor radon levels are highest.

“It is estimated that 1 in 15 American homes have high levels of radon, a leading cause of lung cancer,” said Mark Pfister, the Health Department’s Executive Director. “Simple and inexpensive, testing for radon is the only way to know if your home is exposed."

The Health Department offers short-term testing kits for $10.00, available at 500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, or for $13.00 by mail. The cost includes return postage, laboratory analysis and interpretation by Health Department staff. Test kits are also available from area hardware and building supply stores.

If test results reveal elevated levels of radon in your home, contact a radon professional to evaluate and fix the problem.

For more information and to request a short-term testing kit, contact the Health Department at: (847) 377-8020 or visit


The Village Board has adopted the 2018 ICC codes with amendments and the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, a code not previously adopted by the Village, and the 2017 National Electric Code.  Implementation of the new codes with amendments,  will be effective January 1, 2019.  


The Village Board has adopted a new permit fee schedule, effective January 1, 2019.  


The Village Board has adopted a new Sign Code, effective January 1, 2019 Signs play an important role for businesses and customers.   The Sign Code has been updated to provide fairness to all businesses, help define the Village of Round Lake, allow business individuality while conforming to the Code, for safety, for ease of understanding, interpreting and enforcing the Code, and to comply with legal parameters addressing signage.

 WINTER 2018** Vacant and Foreclosed Property Registration

To register a Defaulted Mortgage/Foreclosure or Vacant (no foreclosure) property please visit:


18-O-34 - Ordinance Establishing Foreclosure and Vacant Property Registration

Any questions with respect to registration requirements, registration status, etc. should be directed
to [email protected]. Or, you may contact PROCHAMPS at (321) 421-6639.

Contact Us

Community Development 
442 N. Cedar Lake Road
Round Lake, IL 60073

Phone: 847-546-0963

Fax: 847-546-1872

Email Us

Monday - Friday: 
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Katie Parkhurst
Director of Economic & Community Development
Ext. 3008
Christine Baker
Community Development Specialist/Deputy Clerk
Ext. 3017
Melissa Hansen
Permit Technician
Ext. 3012
Bob Johnson
Code Enforcement Officer
Ext. 3010
Bill Donovan
Plan Reviewer/Building Inspector
Ext. 3006
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