Building, Planning & Zoning

Chris Miller

Director of Development
Phone: 847-526-9605

Deb Ogorzaly

Permit & Economic Development Coordinator

Phone: 847-526-9609

Fax: 847-526-8967

109 W. Bangs Street, Wauconda
Building Permit Desk Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



From the Department of Building, Planning & Zoning


The primary responsibility of the Building, Zoning and Planning Department is to monitor and regulate all building construction in the Village to assure compliance with the applicable, adopted Building Codes. The department also has the responsibility to oversee the Zoning Ordinances of the Village to assure that compliance is being maintained. Please contact the Building and Zoning Department at (847) 526-9609 if you are unsure if your project requires a permit.

Payment for permits can be made by cash or check made payable to: Village of Wauconda. Credit and debit cards are NOT accepted.



Residential Dwelling Inspection Program

Wauconda Municipal Code requires a dwelling inspection prior to the sale of any residential home, or change of rental occupancy. The seller/owner is responsible for compliance. The application and inspection fee is required before an inspection can be scheduledIf applying and paying online, first contact the Building Permit Desk at 847.526.9609 to confirm that your property requires an inspection. Online payments are not refundable.

Sign Requirements & Permits

The sign regulations have been enacted to establish a regulatory framework to preserve and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by regulating outdoor signs of all types while not restricting the freedom of expression.