200 S. Hough Street  Barrington, IL 60010 | (847) 304-3400

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Development Services

The Development Services Department consists of several divisions that coordinate to plan and oversee construction of Village infrastructure projects and promote the safety and welfare of the residents of Barrington by enforcing development and building standards and codes in the Village. The Development Services Department works closely with all other Village Departments to ensure residents are receiving quality comprehensive service.

The Department is responsible for maintaining, administering and enforcing the codes, ordinances, documents, maps and policies of the Village, related to engineering, building, planning, zoning, historic preservation, construction, property maintenance and health.

The Department also administers the Village’s Geographic Information System software, programs and databases.

Building Permits & Inspections

Administrative Adjudication

Architectural Review Commission

Bikeways & Pedestrian Paths

Capital Improvement Plan

Construction Updates & Information

Documents & Forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Garage Sale Permits

GIS & Mapping

Historic Overlay District

Home Occupations


Planning & Zoning Information

Property Maintenance & Code Compliance


Request for Qualifications & Proposals

Road Information

Stormwater Management

Route 14 Underpass


Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for assisting developers and residents in complying with state and local construction codes. This division enforces accessibility, building, sprinkler, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and property maintenance codes.  All permit plan reviews, permit processing, inspections and issuance of certificates of occupancy are coordinated through the Building Division. This division provides interpretation and enforcement of all Building Codes and the Property Maintenance Code.

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division is responsible for developing and implementing plans for the Village’s infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, water, sewer and storm water management systems. The Engineering Division aims to enhance the Village’s infrastructure through innovation and comprehensive long-term planning. The Engineering Division is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Village’s storm water ordinance, field inspections, and review of permits for engineering compliance.

GIS & Mapping Division

The GIS Division provides mapping and spatial information resources for Village projects, programs, record keeping and staff member support. The Village of Barrington utilizes GIS to advance data-sharing, interdepartmental coordination, enhance public services and apply sound decision-making.

Planning & Zoning Division

The Planning & Zoning Division works with developers, residents, and business owners to interpret and apply the Village’s Zoning Ordinance, including the Village’s Historic Overlay District regulations and design guidelines. The Planning & Zoning Division also handles planned developments, variations and special use petitions through the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, as well as historic and non-historic Architectural Review Commission petitions.

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 your property is within the Village of Barrington, please contact the Development Services Department for more information.

Development Services

200 South Hough Street
Barrington, Illinois 60010

(847) 304-3460

Marie Hansen

Marie Hansen

Assistant Village Manager/Director of Development Services

(847) 304-3460


Jennifer Tennant

Jennifer Tennant

Assistant Director of Development Services

(847) 304-3462