Services > Community Development
The Building Division of the Community Development Department is responsible for all code enforcement activities related to construction of new buildings, including plan review, permit issuance, and all related inspections.
The Village of Wheeling establishes minimum standards for all
property within the Village in order to protect the health, safety and
welfare of citizens. These standards are enforced by Municipal
Inspectors in the Community Development Department through a process called property
maintenance code enforcement. The Community Development Department
is available to help residents understand how to come into compliance
with these standards. Some of the issues addressed in property
maintenance include exterior maintenance of all buildings and property
areas, garbage and refuse disposal, grass and weed control, as well as
maintenance of garages, sheds, fences and sidewalks.
The Village of Wheeling requires all residential properties to be
licensed. The purpose for the licensing and inspection of rental
residential property is to protect the public health, safety, and
welfare of the residents of the Village. This ordinance protects
the public health and safety by insuring that rental units comply with
the minimum housing standards, along with maintaining and improving the
character and stability of residential areas. It will also correct
and prevent housing conditions that adversely affect, or are likely to
affect, the life, safety, health, and general welfare of persons
occupying the dwellings. The Village of Wheeling also seeks to
eliminate overcrowding of dwellings by requiring compliance with
established occupancy standards.
The Village of Wheeling Building Officials and Municipal Inspectors can be contacted at (847) 459-2620.