The Department of Community and Economic Development reviews building and sign permit applications to ensure compliance with Title 10 and Title 12 (Unified Development Code) of the Morton Grove Municipal Code. The Department also facilitates the review and approval of the following zoning applications:
- Variation Application
- Special Use Permit Application
- Planned Unit Development (PUD) Application
- Map Amendment Application
- Subdivision Application
- Appearance Commission Application
Please review the Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals 2022 Schedule of Review for upcoming application deadlines.
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviews and approves requests for variation to Title 12 (Unified Development Code) of the Morton Grove Municipal Code. Decisions by the Zoning Board of Appeals are final.
The Appearance Commission reviews and approves requests for variation to Title 10, Chapter 10 (Signs) and to Title 12, Chapter 11 (Landscaping and Trees). The Appearance Commission also reviews and approves facade and landscape plans required for certain development projects.
The Plan Commission reviews all other zoning applications and provides a recommendation to the Board of Trustees, the final decision-making body. Appearance Commission and Traffic Safety Commission reviews may be required for certain applications.
The Department recommends contacting staff prior to submission of any application.