Site & Land Development

Two Men Looking at a Set of Engineering Plans

A Land Development Permit is required for commercial and residential development where detention is required or when an outside agency permit is also required for the work. Land Development Permits are also issued for maintenance and repair work at commercial and residential properties.

The Community Development Department is responsible for issuing Land Development Permits for all site work at Residential and Commercial developments within the village limits. The department also reviews all proposed projects for conformance with the Subdivision Control Ordinance and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations. The Land Development Permit fees are based on the current village fee schedule. The fees are related to the type of work being done and the size of the project area.

Submittal Requirements

  • Commercial village permit application
  • Three sets of complete engineering drawings
  • Two complete sets of landscape plans
  • Two copies of the stormwater management report
  • An engineer's opinion of probable construction cost
  • Tree protection fencing must be installed and approved by the village
  • A 2-year project security for 50% of the approved engineer's cost estimate
  • One draft copy of the MWRD permit application for the sanitary sewer, if required
  • One draft copy of the IEPA permit application for the public water supply, if required

A complete set of engineering drawings, 24" x 36" in size, will consist of the following plan sheets:

  • Cover page signed and sealed by a professional engineer who is licensed in the State of Illinois
  • Existing conditions and demolition plan
  • Geometric and dimensional site plan
  • Grading plan
  • Utility plan
  • Parking lot lighting and photometric plan
  • Detail and notes plan
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) or Erosion Control Plan
  • Landscape Plan
  • Tree Preservation Plan

The village engineer of the community development department will determine if additional plan sheets are necessary, or if substitutions can be made for the plan sheets listed above. The landscape plan and tree preservation plan must be signed and sealed by a landscape architect who is licensed in the State of Illinois. All tree protection fencing must be installed, inspected, and approved by the village prior to the release of the Land Development Permit.

Current editions of the Village of Schaumburg Standard Engineering Notes and Sediment Control Notes must be included on any engineering drawings submitted for a Land Development Permit. For further information regarding land development permits, please contact the Community Development Department at 847.923.4420. The following details may apply to your Land Development Permit, and may need to be included on the engineering drawings. You may choose the individual detail from the table below.

Cold Milling

Diagram of cold milling

Light Pole Foundation

Engineering Detail

Combination Curb and Gutter Type B-6.12

Engineering Detail

Parking Lot Resurfacing

Engineering Detail


Combination Curb and Gutter Type M-4.12

Engineering Detail

Residential Sanitary Sewer Service

Engineering Detail

Commercial Driveway Aprons - Plan View

Plan View of driveway apron

Standard Plan Symbols

Standard Symbols for Engineering Plans

Commercial Driveways and Aprons – Cross Section

Driveway and Apron Cross-Section


Engineering Detail

Dry Well

Engineering Detail

Sump Pump Underdrain

Diagram of sump pump underdrain

Fire Hydrant

Engineering Detail

Residential Underdrain

Engineering Detail

Granular Trench Backfill

Engineering Detail

Underdrain Connection to Storm Structure

Diagram of underdrain connection to Storm Structure

Handicap Parking Stalls

Diagrams and Details for Handicap Parking

Residential Water Service

Engineering Detail

Lot Grading Guidelines

Engineering Diagram

Yard Drain

Engineering Detail