The Planning Division works with residents, businesses, property owners, and developers on a daily basis in the administration of Zoning, Subdivision, and other codes and procedures relating to the use of land and structures.
Frequently Requested Information
For Planning & Zoning Applications click here.
SIGN PERMITS: Click here for a Sign Permit Application. The Village Sign Code is Section 9-3-8 of the Zoning Code and may be accessed here. Contact Daniel Ritter at 847-781-2670 with sign questions.
Click here to submit an electronic Freedom of Information request.
Planning Division Primary Responsibilities
Assist residents with zoning issues. To learn more about zoning and your property, please visit our Information for Residents page.
Assist business owners with signage and property improvements. To learn more about these issues, please visit our Information for Commercial page.
Maintain the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a tool that Planning uses to determine the allowed use for all properties within the Village, and may be viewed here.
Coordinate long-range and specific area improvement plans. To learn more about current approved projects that are under construction or awaiting construction, please visit our Current Projects page.
Administer the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Planning also provides outside resource contacts for housing assistance services and other programs. To learn more about CDBG and other programs please visit our Housing and Support Services page.
Manage Village grant programs. In addition to administration of the CDBG program, other grant applications and information are coordinated by Planning. To learn more about Village grants and Recovery Act (ARRA) spending, please visit our Grants & Economic Recovery page.
Coordinate Village "Green" programs. The Village is focused upon improving the environmental sustainability of Hoffman Estates. To learn more about Village efforts and what residents and businesses can do to be "green", please visit our Growing to Greenness page.
Applications and other resources can be found on our Documents & Applications page. If you cannot find what you are looking for or have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Planning Division at 847-781-2660.
Contact InformationPlanning General information:
Planning fax number:
Peter Gugliotta, AICP, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, 847-781-2665
James Donahue, Senior Planner, 847-781-2666
Josh Edwards, Assistant Planner, 847-781-2668
Daniel Ritter, Development Services Technician, 847-781-2670
Ashley Monroe, Management Analyst, 847-781-2669
Paula Moore, Development Services Coordinator, 847-781-2672
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