Official Website: https://www.thornton60476.com/
Village Hall Phone Number: 708-877-4456
Thornton is a Village in Cook County Illinois. With a population estimated at 2,500, the village is a tight-knit community and has a comforting home town feel. The Village is located twenty-six miles from Chicago and is home to one of the largest commercial limestone quarries in the world. Thornton village is made up of college graduates, skilled tradesmen, and Seniors who have been invested in the community for decades, adding immensely to the culture of the village. Thornton also provides convenient access to O’Hare International Airport, Midway International Airport, and global intermodal facilities via many Interstates.
All residential rental housing must be registered with the Village. If you want to rent your property you must apply for a rental license, pay the fees and schedule an inspection.
The inspection is to determine if your rental property is safe to be occupied by occupants other than the owner. If the inspection finds that some corrections need to be made, an amount of time will be given to make those corrections.
The safety and well being of our residents is a top priority and rental inspections is another way to keep our residents safe whether they are a home owner or a renter.
If you wish to rent your residential property within the Village of Thornton, please complete the form below and bring it to the Clerks office with your payment and schedule an inspection.
The Building Department is responsible for administering and if needed, enforcing the Building, Health and Property Maintenance codes of the federal, state, county and local Village Ordinances.
We pride ourselves in assisting our residents & contractors with seeking compliance with the codes.
Our mission is to promote general health, safety, and welfare to the residents of Thornton. This mission is fulfilled by: • Assisting residents with the code & permit process.
• Working with developers and contractors in achieving their goals. • Providing inspectional services.
• Assistance in interpreting the building codes and the municipal codes of the Village.
• Administration and compliance of the Village of Thornton Ordinances as they relate to the buildings and properties located in the Village.
• Continued education and training.
• Working with Village departments in a coordinated effort.
• Active members of the International Code Counsel (ICC), South Suburban Building Officials Association (SSBOA), & South Suburban Environmental Health Council. (SSEHC)
Crime Free Information
Crime Free Housing requires rental tenants to remain crime free of face eviction via the Crime Free Lease Addendum
Village Of Thornton Police Department
Chief Glenn Beckman
Deputy Chief Charles Szabo
700 Park Ave
The Thornton Police Department exists for the purpose of protecting life & property, and to maintain social order within the carefully prescribed ethical & constitutional limits. Through a cooperative effort we will provide citizens & visitors to the community with professional police services, always with the emphasis on the continued sensitivity to the communities needs & concerns for all.
The department members are responsible for performing their duties in a highly professional & competent manor. Our obligation for service & assistance will be delivered to the public equally before the law, without bias towards a persons’ race or status, and with full consideration for the human rights and personal dignity.