Planning & Zoning Information

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The Planning & Zoning Division works with developers, residents, and business owners to interpret and apply the Village's Zoning Ordinance, including the Village's Historical Preservation Overlay District regulations and design guidelines. The Planning & Zoning Division also handles planned developments, variations and special use petitions through the Plan Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals as well as historical and non-historical Architectural Review Commission petitions.  The Planning & Zoning Division is also responsible for developing and maintaining plans for thoughtful future development. A primary goal of the department is to maintain the Village’s Comprehensive Plan. Other long range planning efforts include: bikeway and pedestrian planning, corridor and neighborhood studies and housing strategies

Plan Commission (PC) – Planned Developments, Annexation, Subdivision Approval & Rezoning
The Plan Commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Room located at 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010

PC Agendas            PC Minutes

The Planning & Zoning Division assists property owners and developers in receiving the zoning approvals necessary to proceed with their visions. Planning & Zoning Division staff oversees the application process to the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Architectural Review Commission.

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) – Variations & Special Use
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Room located at 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010

ZBA Agendas            ZBA Minutes

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a recommending body and therefore all recommendations from the Zoning Board of Appeals ultimately go before the Village Board of Trustees for final approval. It is important to note that applying for a variation or special use does not guarantee a positive recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals. On average, the petitions process takes between 10-12 weeks to complete. There are fees associated with all variations and special uses petitions. Before submitting a petition, please contact a Zoning Coordinator to schedule a preliminary review meeting. 

Recent and/or Pending Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance
The following items are recent or pending text and/or map amendments to the Zoning Ordinance:

  • No pending amendments at this time.
Business Registration (Zoning Certificate)
All businesses opening and/or relocating in the Village of Barrington are required to complete a Business Registration/Zoning Certificate. This application must be submitted and approved prior to the business taking occupancy of the space. 

Unincorporated Properties 
Parcels located in unincorporated areas surrounding the Village of Barrington may have a Barrington, Illinois address. In most cases (not all), if the property address is five digits, it is located outside of the Village of Barrington. If a property is unincorporated, the Village of Barrington does not have any building or zoning information for these parcels. If you are not certain if your property is within the Village of Barrington, please contact the Development Services Department for more information.

Contact Information

name  TITLE  email  phone 
Jennifer Tennant  Assistant Director jtennant@barrington-il.gov  (847) 304-3462
Natalie Ossowski Planning & Zoning Coordinator nossowski@barrington-il.gov (847) 304-3474

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