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Community Development

Develops comprehensive plans, programs and activities that promote community-wide residential, industrial and commercial redevelopment while coordinating the Village's Planning and Zoning functions and activities. Performs professional and administrative work in researching, evaluating, proposing, and directing the development of the Village's asset base; acts as the fulcrum point for all municipal programs relating to construction, maintenance, and redevelopment of all private and public facilities within Village boundaries.

The Department is currently guided by the leadership of Buildings and Code Director, Walter Duncan.

Account Specialist for Contractor Licenses/Permits/Code Violation Complaints
Karyn Greene
Phone: (708) 450-4405

Director of Community Development 
Angela Smith
Phone: (708) 450-6351

Village Planner/Zoning Officer
Nalini Johnson
Phone:  (708) 450-4411

Permit Technician
Angela Kemp
Phone #: (708) 450-4417

Administrative Hearing Clerk
Chantail Palmer
Phone #: (708) 450-4414

Director of Buildings & Code
Walter Duncan
Phone: (708) 450-4429

The Community Development Department has many responsibilities throughout the Village. In general, the Department provides services to residents, contractors, businesses and developers to improve and develop their properties in Maywood. The Community Development Department is comprised of the Planning Division and Code Enforcement Division.

Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for providing guidance to residents, businesses and developers seeking development approvals from the Village. The Division maintains, updates and administers the Village’s planning documents such as the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and the Zoning Map. The Division also coordinates Maywood’s Economic Development planning as well as the Village’s GIS. Staff provides support services to the Village Board, the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Environmental Beautification Commission. The Plan Commission meets only on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Those interested in obtaining or renewing a business license should contact Nalini Johnson, Village Planner at 708.450.4411 with any questions.

Code Enforcement Division

The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for ensuring Maywood properties are maintained to the standards as described within the Municipal Code. These standards and regulations are employed to maintain the appearance, safety and quality of life within the Village’s neighborhoods.

Economic Development Commission

Economic Development Commission (EDC) basic functions include approving the creation of an Economic Development Area (EDA) for Tax Increment Finance (TIF) and abatement purposes, approving inducement Resolutions for Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRB's), and approving Economic Development Bonds in a TIF. 

Residents and business owners are required to submit certain forms to the Village, four of which are listed below. Please click where indicated to download the proper form.

2022 Business License & Registration Application
2022 Business License & Registration Zoning Review Form
Landlord Registration Application
Taxicab Inspection Report

Sales Rental Inspection Request Form
(Certificate of Ordinance Compliance)

Building Permit Application
Contractor License Application

For questions regarding the topics listed above, or any other topic, please call the Community Development Department at 708-450-4405

Community Development

"New" Maywood Available Properties Listing:
@ 1000 - 1018 St. Charles Road
Distribution Warehouse

Three Commissions work closely with Community Development Department. Click here to go to Village Boards, Committees and Commissions page.