Building & Planning

Director Building & Planning: John Pierce
Phone: (708) 442-4500    Fax: (708) 442-4432
4200 Lawndale Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534 (708) 442-4500

The Building and Planning Department is responsible for maintaining, administering, and enforcing the codes, ordinances, documents, maps, and policies of the Village as they relate to planning, zoning, construction, and property maintenance.

Click here to access all Building and Planning forms, applications, and construction specifications.


The Building Division is responsible for assisting developers and residents in complying with State and local construction codes.  The Division enforces Accessibility, Building, Sprinkler, Electrical, Plumbing, and Property Maintenance Codes.  The Division is also responsible for conducting building plan reviews, performing building and property maintenance inspections, processing permits, and issuing occupancy certificates.  The Division also issues business and vehicle licenses for businesses.

Code enforcement activities of the Division include rental and sale inspections, enforcement of village zoning and property maintenance codes, preparation of citations and documentation for violations of Village codes, and testimony in court.

The Planning Division is responsible for maintaining and administering up-to-date planning documents and maps.  The Division also regulates land-use in the Village through the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations.  Staff provides support services to the Plan Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Village Board Liaison.