Community Development

Macomb, Illinois

Community Development

Community Development Office:

Eric Lenardt , Building Inspector

Lance Johnston, Code Enforcement Officer

Sam Moran, Code Enforcement Officer

Matt Flynn, Code Enforcement Officer

Billie McMillen, Rental Housing Inspector

Tiffany Villwock, Administrator Assistant

The Office of Community Development is committed to increasing the quality of life in the City of Macomb, Illinois.

The Office works with other City Departments and staff, elected officials, other units of government, outside businesses and organizations, citizens, and all stakeholders to create a welcoming, safe, and prosperous place for residents, visitors, and new investments. With responsibilities ranging from permitting and zoning to historic preservation and TIF districts to building and rental inspections, the Office of Community Development supports the bright future of Macomb.

Going into more detail, the Office of Community Development is charged with multiple tasks including permitting, zoning administration, land use regulation, comprehensive and strategic planning, site plan and subdivision plat approval, brownfields assessment, contractor registrations, and historic preservation.  The office provides staffing to the City Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.  The City of Macomb Enterprise Zone, two TIF Districts, and two business revolving loan funds are all administered through the Office of Community Development.  Finally, the Department houses the GIS server and software and produces maps for all city departments as needed.

In addition, the Department houses the building inspector services, rental inspection program and code enforcement operations. Permits pertaining to work on any structures, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, demolitions or work within a public right-of-way area are issued through the Department.

Building Codes Adopted 2021:

International Building Code 2018
International Fire Code 2018
International Mechanical Code 2018
International Residential Code 2018
Table R301.2(1) (Ice & Water Shield Required)
International Property Maintenance Code 2018
National Electrical Code 2020 (Most Recent Addition)
Illinois State Plumbing Code  (Most Recent Addition)
Illinois Accessibility Code 2018 (Most Recent Addition)


  • General Building Permit Fee Schedule
  • Building Permit
  • Right of Way Permit
  • Demo Permit
  • Water/Sewer Service Form
  • Contractor Registration Form
  • Temporary Use Permit
  • Outdoor Cafe Permit
  • Outdoor Cafe with Liquor License Application
  • Application for Excavation for Development Permit
  • Sign Permit Form
  • Temporary Sign Permit
  • Fire Suppression Application


  • 2022 Rental Registration By Owner
  • 2022 Rental Registration By Address
  • Annual Rental Property Registration Form
  • Rental Inspections
  • Tenant Informational Guide
  • Appeal to the Housing Board of Appeals


  • Site Plan Review Application
  • Application for Preliminary Plat
  • Application for Minor Subdivision
  • Application For Special Use Permit
  • Change of Zoning District Form
  • ZBOA Petition Form
  • Historic Plaquing Program Application
  • Certificate of Appropriateness Application
  • Landmark Designation Application
  • Bulk Matrix
  • Use Matrix

Economic/Community Development

  • Economic Development
  • Zoning Toolkit
  • Small Business Toolkit
  • Revolving Business Loan Form
  • Downtown Revolving Loan Form
  • Sidewalk Matching Program Form


  • Vacant Building Registration Portal
  • Residential Facade Program Report
  • Non-Conformity Registration
  • Home Occupation Definition
  • Handicap Ramp Specs
  • Water Sewer Right-of-way Planning Commission ZBOA Fees
WIU Campus
Macomb IL War Memorial
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