Community Development


The Community Development Department is responsible for the following within the Village of Wheeling:
  • Building
  • Business Licensing
  • Code Enforcement
  • Planning
  • Public Health Functions
  • Zoning

Services Provided

  • Building Permits for new construction and remodeling of buildings, including plan review, permit issuance, and all related inspections
  • Business License review and issuance
  • Code Enforcement activities related to the above items and property maintenance regulations
  • Enforcement of the rental inspection program
  • The Community Development Department works in tandem with the Engineering Division to support Engineering Plan Review, assigning addresses, floodplain development review, enforcement of all floodplain regulations, and inspection services
  • Inspection services for all food establishments; hair, nail and message establishments; hotel/motel sanitation enforcement
  • Short and long term planning activities, zoning, and administration of the Planning and Subdivision Regulations of the Municipal Code
  • Staff support to the Plan Commission and Board of Health

Comprehensive Plan

Learn more about Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan for the future.