Planning Division

200 E. Cook Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048

(847) 918-2028 Fax: (847) 367-5148

The Planning Division is led by John P. Spoden, AICP as the Director of Community Development. We are responsible for the long range planning, zoning, planned land use development, economic development, and meeting the Village established guidelines for the appearance of commercial and industrial properties including facades, landscaping and signs.

Our residents regularly work with the Planning Division to check lot coverage as well as heights and size of new structures at their home. Lot coverage needs to be checked for all driveways, patios, private sidewalks, swimming pools, firepits and some retaining walls. You will need to provide a copy of your plat of survey for accurate calculations. You can contact us on-line or by phone at (847) 918-2028.

The Planning Division provides Staff support to the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals and Appearance Review Commission.

Virtual Public Hearing - A virtual public hearing was held on Monday, October 12, 2020 and Monday, November 9, 2020. After hearing testimony from the petitioner and the general public, the Plan Commission recommended the Village Board of Trustees approve the proposed document.

More information will be provided once a date has been set for the Village Board of Trustees to hear the Comprehensive Plan. 

Click Here for Short Videos about the Comprehensive Plan

Click Here to be linked to the Comprehensive Plan Website
Image of resident viewing and labeling poster at community workshop.
Photo: Comprehensive Plan community engagement workshop.


11.23.20 - Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission Meeting

Agenda: Click here for the agenda, refer below for agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith

How to Participate in the Meeting: Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone via GoToMeeting at You can also dial in using your phone by calling (872) 240-3311 and entering Access Code: 596-503-949.

Agenda Items:


The following resources are available to assist your land planning efforts.

Zoning Map

View the Zoning Map or purchase a copy of the Zoning Map from the Planning Division for $10.00.

Zoning Code

Download the Zoning Code from this site or purchase the Zoning Code in paper copy from the Planning Division for $30.00.

Comprehensive Plan

Download the Comprehensive Plan or purchase a paper copy of the Comprehensive Plan from the Planning Division for $50.00.

Downtown Transit Oriented Development Plan