Community Development

The Community Development Department strives to ensure public safety, health, and welfare of all Village residents and the business community.

The primary responsibilities of the department include:

  • Enforcement of all building and zoning codes
  • Issuance of building permits
  • Conducting inspections
  • Plan review
  • Monitoring all phases of construction and development within the Village
  • Business recruitment and retention
  • Review and issuance of business, liquor, gaming and other licenses
  • Rental registration program

Smoke Alarm Fact Sheet


The Village of Round Lake received the 2019 Illinois Code Enforcement Agency of the Year Award!  This prestigious award is given annually to one agency in the State of Illinois by the Illinois Association of Code Enforcement.  The Village is pleased to be recognized for the Village Board’s adoption and the hard work of Staff to create, adopt and implement several new programs.  The new programs that the Community Development Department worked on include: adoption of all the 2018 International Code Council Building Codes, creating a Rental Registration and Inspection Program, upgrading a software system to include tablets for field inspections, participating in a foreclosure registration program, and implementing a new Sign Code.  All these programs, plus regular tasks, were accomplished by the Community Development team.