Community Development Department

The Community Development Department includes the Planning, Economic Development, Building and Zoning, and Property Standards Divisions and provides "one-stop-shopping" for the Village's development needs.

Staff members work to assure buildings are safe by reviewing plans, preparing permits for new construction and renovations, and enforcing maintenance standards.  The Community Development Department also oversees zoning, promotes long-range planning and economic development, administers Community Development Block Grant projects, and provides staff support to the Appearance Commission, Consumer Affairs Commission, Plan Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Click on any link below for specific Community Development Department information and services:

Building Permits
Business Licenses and Certificates of Occupancy
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
Long Range Planning
Property Standards
Public Hearings

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) GO TO 2040 Plan

The GO TO 2040 plan is the proposed regional plan for Chicagoland that will direct regional and local policies regarding a multitude of resources for the next 30 years.  Click here for more information.

2010 Census and Other Demographics

The Census Bureau collects a variety of data about Skokie through the Decennial Census Program (conducted on all years ending with a "zero") and the American Community Survey (conducted continuously).  For summary census information, please click here.  For additional census and other demographic information, contact Steve Marciani, Planning Supervisor, at 847/933-8447 or

Committed to Alternative Transportation

Did you know the Census Bureau estimated in 2010 that 2,417 (10.4%) Skokie households had no car and 9,394 (40.4%) households had only one car?  Skokie is committed to providing ways to get to around town other than driving in a car.  We have been working toward this goal by adding the new CTA Yellow Line Oakton-Skokie Station in Downtown Skokie, continuing to implement our Bicycle Facilities Plan, adding sidewalks, and improving commercial streetscapes.