Building and Zoning Department

Director Tillman
Sheryl Tillman
Building & Zoning Director

Phone: (708) 891-8120
Fax: (708) 891-2128

670 Wentworth Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM

BZ- Entrance


The Department of Inspectional Services was formed in 1996 by the City to coordinate services for the building, housing and fire prevention bureau for a more efficient handling of inspection and procedures for new construction, remodeling, rental occupancies, complaints relating to property conditions, flood plain issues and zoning.

Mission Statement

The Department of Building and Zoning helps the people of Calumet City preserve and create a quality community life through comprehensive planning which responds to the changing needs and values of the community, both in the natural and built environments, and creates opportunities to realize the community’s desired vision of the future.

  • Development review which applies performance and aesthetic standards for new development and redevelopment.
  • Inspections which promote a safe well built environment.
  • The equitable enforcement of Calumet City codes.
  • The certification of contractors to protect citizens.
  • Enhancement and promotion of intergovernmental relationship between the public and private sectors.

Vision Statement

Our vision is that development in Calumet City will proceed in a manner that is well planned and respectful of private property rights; ensures that our citizens live and work in safe structures; provides the infrastructure necessary to support and enhance our quality of life; promotes economic expansion and job creation; protects our open spaces and historic structures; and offers ample opportunities for recreation, athletic participation and interaction with our natural environment.