Community Development

The Village of Niles will continue providing services, many of which can be conducted online, by phone, or with a slight adjustment, including the following:

  • For Zoning inquiries
   Call 847-588-8075 or 8077 or 

  • Building permit-related inspections
  • may be scheduled all  inspections will follow social distancing guidelines. Call 847-588-4040 for more information.

  • Plan reviews 
  • email applicable paperwork and plans to and pb@vniles.comelectronically, drop off documents in drop box located just outside village hall front door or come inside the building to speak with staff, all social distancing guidelines must be followed
  • Business/Rental license inquiries -
  • please email any applications/inquiries to
Areas of responsibility include:
  • Planning and zoning
  • Building inspection and plan check services
  • Health Division
  • Fire Prevention Bureau
  • Business licensing / registration
  • Property maintenance
  • Code enforcement
  • Crime free rental housing program
  • Economic development
Community Development Office

Task Areas

Specific task areas include
  • Current and advanced planning
  • Zoning administration
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Transportation / mobility planning
  • Code compliance
  • Real estate sale inspections
  • Business recruitment
  • Retention / expansion
  • Development / redevelopment
The department strives to provide vision and leadership within the context of innovative, high quality, equitable, and efficient services, which encompass and reflects community values.