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Community Development

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Angela Smith   
Director of Community Development
Phone: 708-450-6351
Fax: 708-729-2734

The Community Development Department develops comprehensive plans, programs and activities that promote community-wide residential, industrial and commercial redevelopment while coordinating the Village's Planning and Zoning functions and activities. Performs professional and administrative work in researching, evaluating, proposing, and directing the development of the Village's asset base; acts as the fulcrum point for all municipal programs relating to construction, maintenance, and redevelopment of all private and public facilities within Village boundaries.

Community Development has many responsibilities throughout the Village. In general, the Department provides services to residents, contractors, businesses and developers to improve and develop their properties in Maywood. The Community Development Department is comprised of  Planning & Zoning and Business Attraction and Retention. The Department is currently guided by the leadership of Director of Community Development, Angela Smith. Those interested in obtaining or renewing a business license should contact 708-450-6307 with any questions.

Planning Division
The Planning Division is responsible for providing guidance to residents, businesses and developers seeking development approvals from the Village. The Division maintains, updates and administers the Village’s planning documents such as the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and the Zoning Map. The Division also coordinates Maywood’s Economic Development planning as well as the Village’s GIS. Staff provides support services to the Village Board, the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Historic Preservation Commission. The Plan Commission meets only on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Residents and business owners are required to submit certain forms to the Village, four of which are listed below. Please click where indicated to download the proper form.

Vacant Property Registration 
The Village of Maywood has partnered with to administer its Registration of Foreclosing Mortgaged Property and Vacant Property Ordinance.  Owners and mortgagees must register properties with an obligation to register via  HERA – Property Registry ( and pay a  registration fee of $325. Registration is required semi-annually from the date of initial registration. Inquiries may be emailed to or call us at (321) 234-5303.

For questions regarding the topics listed above, or any other topic, please call the Building and Code Department at 708-450-4405.

Two Commissions work closely with Community Development Department. Click here to go to Village Boards, Committees and Commissions page.
Department Name First Name Last Name Profession Email Phone
Code Enforcement Walter Duncan Director of Building & Code (708) 450-4429
Code Enforcement Karyn Greene Account Specialist for Contractor Licenses/Permits/Code Violation Complaints (708) 450-4405
Code Enforcement Maria Gomez Permit Technician
Code Enforcement Angela Kemp Permit Technician (708) 450-4417
Code Enforcement Chantail Palmer Administrative Hearing Clerk (708) 450-4414

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