The Office of Community Development is committed to increasing the quality of life in the City of Macomb, Illinois.
The Office works with other City Departments and staff, elected officials, other units of government, outside businesses and organizations, citizens, and all stakeholders to create a welcoming, safe, and prosperous place for residents, visitors, and new investment. With responsibilities ranging from permitting and zoning to historic preservation and TIF districts to building and rental inspections, the Office of Community Development supports the bright future of Macomb.
Going into more detail, the Office of Community Development is charged with multiple tasks including permitting, zoning administration, land use regulation, comprehensive and strategic planning, site plan and subdivision plat approval, brownfields assessment, contractor registrations and historic preservation. The office provides staffing to the City Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Historic Preservation Commission. The City of Macomb Enterprise Zone, two TIF Districts, two business revolving loan funds and the Downtown Renovation Grant Program are all administered through the Office of Community Development. Finally, the Department houses the GIS server and software and produces maps for all city departments as needed.
In addition, the Department houses the building inspector services, rental inspection program and code enforcement operations. Permits pertaining to work on any structures, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, demolitions or work within a public right-of-way area are issued through the Department.
Personnel in the Department include the Community Development Coordinator, Building Inspector, Rental Housing Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer and the Administrative Assistant. Part time employees typically include a ½ time AmeriCorps student intern and a ½ time maintenance worker.
Building Codes Adopted May 1st 2012
International Building Code 2012
International Fire Code 2012
International Mechanical Code 2012
International Residential Code 2012
International Property Maintenance Code 2012
National Electrical Code 2011 (Most Recent Addition)
Illinois State Plumbing Code 2004 (Most Recent Addition)
Illinois Accessibility Code 1997 (Most Recent Addition)
Community Development Office
James Fowler, Building Inspector
Lance Johnston, Code Enforcement Officer
Sam Moran, Code Enforcement Officer
Matt Flynn, Code Enforcement Officer
Billie O’Bear, Rental Housing Inspector
Joanna Murphy, Secretary
232 E. Jackson Street
Macomb, Illinois 61455
(309) 833-4944 Phone
(309) 837-1523 Fax