Occasionally Village inspectors find businesses in the Business Park that are not in compliance with the Village Code. This situation arises when a business occupies a building or tenant space without first obtaining a Zoning Permit from the Engineering & Community Development Department. The resulting consequences can range anywhere from fines to lengthy procedures for compliance and, in some cases, evacuation of the building.
Please take the necessary precautions to prevent this situation by simply advising potential tenants to submit a Zoning Permit application to the Engineering & Community Development Department. There is no fee associated with this permit and the application is processed within ten working days.
For additional information, please contact the Department of Engineering & Community Development at (847) 357-4220.
Over the past few years, the Village has discovered a number of businesses that signed lease contracts, opened businesses and performed building renovations without prior consent or approval from The Village of Elk Grove.
It is vital that property owners advise their tenants of the importance of checking first with the Village on issues such as business usage and renovations. Performing such activities prior to complying with Village rules and regulations can create significant financial hardships – work completed has to be redone or removed and businesses are forced to close down.
To prevent these hardships from happening, we would like to remind our local property owners that Elk Grove Village has policies and procedures that need to be followed regarding leases and renovations.
Please advise your tenants about these policies, procedures, and ensure that they obtain the proper permits if they are going to do any work in their space.
If the Village determines that the policies and procedures are not followed, the Village will issue citations to the property owners. These citations will be reviewed through the Village’s adjudication process. Fines levied against property owners could be as much as $500, and should that business continue to operate without the necessary approvals those fines of up to $500 per day can be levied.
Please be a good landlord and direct your tenants to the Department of Engineering & Community Development to ensure that they follow the proper procedures when doing business in Elk Grove Village.
If you are not sure if you are in compliance, you should contact one of the following departments:
For issues related to occupant use, construction, or renovation, please contact the Department of Community Development at (847) 357-4220;
For issues pertaining to food processing or distribution, please contact the Department of Health & Community Services at (847) 357-4240;
For issues pertaining to fire suppression or flammable or hazardous chemicals, please contact the Fire Department’s Inspectional Services Division at (847) 734-8020; or
For issues pertaining to business licensning, please contact the Finance Department at (847) 357-4063.