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


There are many things that can go wrong with a water heater installation. If someone who is not properly trained and licensed installs a water heater, there is a chance of making a mistake that can create a dangerous or hazardous condition. Our plumbing inspector looks for proper installation of the gas line and the temperature/pressure relief valve, venting, overflow pan (if required), floor drain, service clearance and electrical supply (if applicable). Without a permit and inspection, it is easy to overlook something, and people could be injured.


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.  

PLEASE NOTE: Re-inspection Fees

Whenever the community development department shall make a re-inspection pursuant to the issuance of a field correction notice, a fifty-five dollar ($55.00) fee shall be paid for that inspection and each subsequent inspection. All additional or special inspections required by specific customer design requirements will be provided at a rate of fifty-five dollars ($55.00) per inspection. Such fees shall be paid at the time the inspection is requested.


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.

** NEW-
 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
Village of Round Lake | 442 N. Cedar Lake Road Round Lake, IL 60073  |  Phone: 847-546-5400  |  Fax: 847-546-5405
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