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Building Division

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.

Property Maintenance

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 Building Division 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 has adopted the ICC 2003 Property Maintenance Code that establishes the minimum property maintenance standards that are enforced throughout the community.  To view the  Property Maintenance Code, you may stop by the Community Development Department Office.

If you are intending to hold a garage sale, the Village has developed a pamphlet with tips to keep in mind for a successful and safe event.  The Village’s requirements on garage sales signs are also found in the pamphlet.  To view this pamphlet click here.

Back To TopRental Licensing

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.

All owners of rental property in the Village of Wheeling must obtain a license. There are applications available for a single-family building, an individual condominium or townhouse, as well as for multi-unit buildings such as apartment buildings, duplex and/or multi-unit ownership. Applications are available by clicking here. Before any rental inspection may proceed, the Village of Wheeling requires a consent form be signed by the dwelling occupant and submitted to the Health Division Inspector. To obtain the consent to rental residential inspection form click here.

To view a copy of the “ Guide to Property Maintenance Codes for Rental Residential Properties” click here.

Back To TopBuilding Division Personnel

The Village of Wheeling Building Officials and Municipal Inspectors can be contacted at (847) 459-2620.

 

 

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Wheeling, IL 60090
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