Development Services

The Development Services Department is responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and inspecting development projects, as well as administering the Village's codes and ordinances related to building, zoning, stormwater, and property maintenance. ​

Update on the Keeping of Backyard Chickens

On March 21, 2022 the Mayor and Board of Trustees approved Ordinance 2022-4950 authorizing the keeping of backyard chickens effective April 1, 2022.  Regulations related to the keeping of backyard chickens:

  • Establishes the requirement that residents obtain a permit from the Village prior to keeping chickens.
  • Prohibits roosters and allows for a maximum of 4 hens.
  • Establishes confinement and confinement setback requirements (The confinement structure must be located in a rear yard and at least 10 feet from all property lines).
  • Establishes the requirement for feed to be stored in rodent-proof containers.
  • Establishes the requirement for property to be kept clean and sanitary.
The permit application can be accessed utilizing the following link: Backyard Chicken Permit Application.  To learn more about backyard chickens, visit the Center for Disease Control’s backyard chickens webpage.