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

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Planning & Zoning Information

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 Historic District Design Guidelines. The Planning & Zoning Division assists property owners and developers  in navigating  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.

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 6:30 pm in the Village Board Room located at 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Special Use & Variations

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Village Board Room located at 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010

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. 

Business Registration (Zoning Certificate)

All businesses opening and/or relocating in the Village of Barrington are required to complete a Business Registration/Zoning Certificate Application. 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 your property is within the Village of Barrington, please contact the Development Services Department for more information.

Jennifer Tennant

Assistant Director of Development Services

(847) 304-3462