The Community Development Department encompasses all of the functional areas pertaining to building permitting, planning and zoning, and code enforcement. The Department includes a Zoning Administrator, a Building Commissioner, multiple inspectors, plan reviewers, code enforcement and multiple administrative assistants. Please contact the department with questions regarding building permitting, zoning, or code enforcement.
If you should have a complaint or concern, please call the Village Hall to provide the address of the property where you believe the code violation exists and a description of the problem. The complaint or concern will be entered into a tracking system and one of our Code Enforcement Officers will conduct a site visit to determine if there is a violation. They may issue an Ordinance Violation Warning Ticket or an Ordinance Violation Ticket with a fine. A warning letter may be sent to the property owner giving them an exact deadline to bring their property into compliance. The Code Enforcement Officers will follow up to see if the property is in compliance. If not in compliance, further legal action may be pursued.
Following are examples of code violations:
- Blight on Private Property (garbage, debris and/or exterior storage)
- Building Code Violations
- Grass and Weeds
- Hazardous Property Conditions
- Housing Code Violations (minimum standards for safe, sanitary housing)
- Illegal Dumping
- Illegal Parking
- Inoperable and Abandoned Vehicles on Private Property
The Village of Beach Park does not have it's own police department but rather contracts with the Lake County Sheriff's Department for the police presence in the Village. At any time during the day or night, there are 2 patrol cars in the village waiting to handle any calls or incidents. Please call the Village Hall during regular village hours at 847-746-1770 to report any complaints or incidents. After Village Hall hours or on weekends, please call the Lake County Sheriff's non-emergency phone number at 847-549-5200.
To protect our residents and businesses in the Village of Beach Park, the Village requires all solicitors within the Village to be registered. Any door-to-door solicitation for sales, services, donations, or collection of information requires that that individual be registered with the Village. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of peddler, solicitor or canvassing within the corporate limits of the Village without being permitted to do so. Applicants for a permit must complete an application, submit for a background check and have picture taken. Solicitors are required to display a current Village issued photo id while engaged in any of these activities. If it is posted for no solicitation, your property should not be approached, whether the person is permitted or not. Please call Village Hall at 847-746-1770, or for immediate service 911, if you believe someone is engaging in these activities without being permitted.