Community & Economic Development Department

The Community & Economic Development Department oversees the City's building, planning & zoning, and economic development functions. The Department consists of three distinct divisions working together to provide information, services and education to our residents, developers, business owners, contractors, and others. The Divisions include:

The Department is responsible for providing professional guidance on the following:

  • Building permits
  • Construction inspections
  • Contractor's registration administration
  • Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy
  • Zoning administration and enforcement
  • New development plan reviews
  • Implementation of the City's adopted land use planning policies
  • Historic preservation in the downtown
  • Demographic data
  • Land availability, buildings for sale or lease
  • Business recruitment, retention and expansion

The Community & Economic Development Department strives to carry-out its responsibilities based on the health, welfare and safety of those who live, work and visit Lockport. The Department is dedicated to providing the best possible public service with integrity, fairness and compassion. Our philosophy of teamwork and collaboration is championed by our shared values of accountability, respect, professionalism, responsiveness, quality of work, positive attitude, and commitment.

The Department is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (we do not close for lunch)

Contact Us

222 E. 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Lockport, IL 60441
Fax: (815) 588-0111

Building Services Division: (815) 838-0549, option 5
Planning & Zoning Division: (815) 838-0549, option 4
Economic Development Division: (815) 838-0549, ext. 1137