The Building Department is responsible for the maintenance and enforcement of local building, planning and zoning codes. Structural, plumbing, HVAC and electrical inspectors are supervised by the Building Commissioner. Their function is to ensure  safe and efficient construction adhering to construction and city codes.

The Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and City Engineer assist with the orderly planning of the city. The Plan Commission acts as a recommending body to the City Council for special uses of property. The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews and rules upon variances of city zoning codes. The City Engineer monitors improvements so there is conformance with proper drainage and engineering requirements.

The Building Department advises the City Clerk’s Office on land use and appropriateness on business licensing. They also supervise work with the health department pertaining to local businesses regarding code enforcement.

Department Commissioner

Tom Lesnicki
Phone: (708) 598.3400 x1112