Community Development

New Online Process

The City of Rolling Meadows has launched a new online platform for inspections, business and rental licenses, and zoning requests! Online permitting coming soon!

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New Online Processes

The City of Rolling Meadows has implemented a new building, planning, licensing, and inspection software. You can now register for an account to apply for a new business or rental license and zoning requests (special uses, variances, etc). Renewals for licensing will be available for the upcoming licensing year (2024 for business licenses and 2024-2025 for rental licenses). You can also print your own license right from the portal.

The new online portal allows you to follow your request! Once you have logged in and can see your permit, license, etc, you can see where it is in the review process at any time, day or night. 

To register, click on the link above and click on the "Login or Register" box on the left side. If you have trouble with the portal, or can't find your permit or license, contact Community Development staff at or 847-506-6030.

Programs & Divisions

The department’s goals are achieved through various divisions and programs. They are:

Each is dovetailed with the others resulting in a coordinated and balanced approach to the community’s existence and growth.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Community Development Department encourages a healthy, safe, and prosperous community through programs and activities that benefit the residential and business sectors. Some responsibilities of the department include:

  • Building inspections
  • Business and contractor licensing
  • Code education and enforcement
  • Community planning
  • Economic development
  • Health and sanitation inspections
  • Issuing development permits
  • Land use control
  • Property maintenance review
  • Rental dwelling licenses applications

Economic opportunity, safety, and compatibility are emphasized by the department as priorities.

For More Information

We have developed this webpage as a source of information about the Community Development Department and the programs and activities it administers. Please contact us if you do not find the answer to your question or if you need additional information.