Code Enforcement


The Code Enforcement Division works in partnership with Warrenville residents to maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment.

Property Maintenance constitutes enforcement of minimum standards for premises, structures, equipment, and facilities for protection from the elements, life/safety, safety from fire and other hazards, and sanitary maintenance.

Reporting Complaints

Code violations are usually discovered through a complaint. Individuals can report a possible code violation on a Formal Property Maintenance Violation Form in person, by phone, fax, or e-mail. When reporting code violations, individuals must include name, address, and phone number. The City will not release a name, address, or phone number without a court order. No action will be taken on anonymous reports. 

The Code Enforcement Officer responds to possible code violations according to the impact of the violation on the community. 

Compliance or Administrative Adjudication

For all types of code complaints, the first step in the follow-up procedure is personal contact by the Code Enforcement Officer to see if a violation exists and if so, to establish a plan of compliance. If the violation is not abated appropriately or in a timely manner, the Code Enforcement Officer may also issue a court citation. Citations are presented in Administrative Adjudication on the third Wednesday of the month in the City Council Chambers before an Administrative Law Judge. Code violations can also be presented in the 18th Judicial Circuit Court/Downers Grove Field Court before a Circuit Court Judge who can assess fines and other penalties, excluding jail time.

Vacant Buildings

Vacant Buildings(PDF) are required to be registered and maintained in accordance with the Property Maintenance Code and are subject to inspection for life-safety standards. Those who have a building in their neighborhood that may meet the criteria as a vacant building, can contact the Community Development Department at 630-393-9050.