Building Division

Oak Lawn businesses, homeowners, contractors, and developers will find essential information related to the zoning, permitting, and building approval process here.

Online permit applications and payments are available per links below:

Contractor Creation
Homeowner Permit Application
Contractor Permit Application

Building Department Payment Service
Payment Services

Direct link to Municipal Home Page

To schedule a meeting with the Village team, please contact the Building Division at (708) 499-7800.
We are also available in person at the lower level of Village Hall at 9446 S Raymond Avenue.

Our goal is to ensure a safe and enjoyable living environment within the community through thoughtful implementation of local, state and federal building codes and standards.

The Zoning and Planning Commission and Appeals and Review Board are recommending bodies that hear petitions for a variety of zoning variations such as setbacks variations, parking, setbacks, subdivision and alley vacations. To submit a petition, click on the links below.  We encourage all applicants to contact the Village to assist with petition documents.

For more information contact Community Development at (708) 499-7800.

Zoning and Planning CommissionThe Zoning and Planning Commission meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium on the second floor of Village Hall.

To download petitions for the Zoning and Planning Commission click on the following links:
The Appeals and Review BoardThe Appeals and Review Board meets the fourth Tuesday in the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November, at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor auditorium of Village Hall.  The petitioner is required to be in attendance to discuss their request. Petitions must be submitted no later than 20 days prior.
Appeals and Review Board Procedures and Petition Form

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Zoning and Planning Commission5 documents

  • Petition-Miscellaneous Variation Application
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  • Petition-Public Hearing Application
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  • Petition-PUD Application
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  • Petition-Subdivision or Consolidation Application
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  • Petition-Alley or Street Vacation Application
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