Official Website: https://www.paloshillsweb.org/
City Hall Phone Number: 708-598-3400
Palos Hills is a city in Cook County Illinois and a Southwest Suburb of Chicago with a population estimated at 17,500. It is the home of Moraine Valley Community College as well as Amos Alonzo Stagg High School. Palos Hills has an area of 4.25 square miles of land and 0.042 square miles of water. The earliest settlers of Palos Hills were the Indians who remained in the area until the Black Hawk War in 1832. From 1836 to 1848, the building of the Illinois and Michigan Canal brought Irish and German immigrants to the area. A building boom ensued in the mid 1900s and in the 1990s the City began to develop into the prosperous community that it is today. By 1990 the community was white and largely middle-class, with strong public elementary and high schools, and Moraine Valley Community College.
All new construction, renovations, additions and structural changes require building permits. Permits require property index numbers, registered contractors or hold harmless agreements, and in most cases a plat of survey. A list of registered contractors is available at City Hall through the Building Department.
The Building Department is responsible for the maintenance and enforcement of local building, planning and zoning codes. Structural, plumbing, HVAC and electrical inspectors are supervised by the Building Commissioner. Their function is to ensure safe and efficient construction adhering to construction and city codes.
The Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and City Engineer assist with the orderly planning of the city. The Plan Commission acts as a recommending body to the City Council for special uses of property. The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews and rules upon variances of city zoning codes. The City Engineer monitors improvements so there is conformance with proper drainage and engineering requirements.
The Building Department advises the City Clerk’s Office on land use and appropriateness on business licensing. They also supervise work with the health department pertaining to local businesses regarding code enforcement.
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Crime Free Information:
Palos Hills Police Department
Chief Paul J. Madigan
8555 West 103rd Street Palos Hills, IL 60465
The mission of the Palos Hills Police Department is to work with the citizens of Palos Hills, to deliver essential services, to preserve peace and order, to reduce crime and its effect, to aid traffic safety, and to protect the constitutional rights of all persons.