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Building & Code Enforcement

Building and Code Department
Walter Duncan Photo
Walter Duncan

Director of Building and Code
Phone: (708) 450-4429
Fax: (708) 729-2714

The Building and Code Department is responsible for ensuring Maywood’s 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. 

The Role of the Code Enforcement Officer

Code Enforcement Officers are assigned a geographic area of Maywood and are responsible for the enforcement of the Village Building and Zoning Codes, Sign Code, Nuisance Codes and Property Maintenance Code. If you are aware of code violations or dangerous conditions that may compromise public safety or health, please contact 708-450-4405.

Common Hazards & Nuisances Warranting Reporting
  • Building Code Violations: Unsafe or illegal construction, plumbing, electrical or mechanical projects and structurally unsafe buildings
  • Housing Code Violations: Illegal units, no heat or water, pest infestations, building disrepair, mold, overcrowding
  • Public Nuisances: Graffiti, high grass, noise complaints, abandoned or inoperative cars and trucks
  • Health Code Violations: Pest infestations, spoiled food, trash accumulation, illegal dumping,
  • Fire Code Violations: Inoperative or lack of fire sprinkler systems, lack of fire extinguishers, blocked or locked exits, overcrowding of public events.
  • Planning Code Violations: Illegal units, illegal construction, illegal auto repair and storage in homes, illegal signs, zoning, landmark violations.
  • Public Works Code Violations: broken sidewalks in front of residences.
Lands and Buildings
The Lands and Buildings unit addresses the lawn, snow, and internal maintenance infrastructure of all Village-owned properties and parks. Additionally, this unit is primarily responsible for Senior Citizen Program support, including Snow Removal.

Permit Application and Review Process
Once the Village receives a completed permit application with detailed construction plans, a Village Building Inspector will be assigned to your project. The Building Inspector will serve as your contact for any questions. Typically, the first review will require three business days to complete. Reviews after this period can require an additional three business days from when the Village receives revised construction plans or other requested information. Most projects require two formal reviews before a permit is issued. Once the permit application is approved, the staff contacts the applicant by phone to advise that the permit is approved and the required fees due.

If a project requires action by one of the Village Commissions, the Building and Code Director will serve as your contact from the Village. The Commissions and the Building and Code Director will collect comments and questions from other Village departments and prepare a review letter outlining any requests for documentation.

Fees and Bonds
The building permit fees help the Village to cover costs to review applications and inspect construction in Maywood. Fees will be applied upon approval of the permit application and must be paid before the permit is issued and work can begin.

Click here for Forms and Permits.

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