Community Development Department

​COVID-19 Temporary Service Changes

Applications for building permits can only be submitted through online services or by email. The processes for issuing building permits and calling for inspections will continue with no changes. When necessary, paper copies of large-format plans can be dropped-off and plans that have been stamped approved can be picked-up by using a specially-marked Building Department drop box on the west side of Village Hall. Permit applications can be submitted by using the following methods:

• For most building permits, go to Skokie Permits. These include interior remodeling, garages, driveways, decks, and swimming pools.
• For smaller jobs, go to Skokie Expedited Permits. These include air conditioners, amplifiers, dumpsters, electrical service upgrades, fences, furnaces, raffles, sewer, sheds, and water heaters.
• For all other permits, please email Building@skokie.org and building staff will respond to your request. Application forms can be found at Skokie Applications.

For general Building, Community Development, Property Standards and Permitting questions, please call 847-933-8223.

​About


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

Staff Responsibilities


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:

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
ON TO 2050 Plan


The ON TO 2050 plan is the regional plan for Chicagoland that will direct regional and local policies regarding a multitude of resources for the next 30 years. For more information, refer to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) GO TO 2050 Plan