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May is Building Safety Month

May 1, 2024 - May is Building Safety Month, a time to raise awareness and understanding of what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

Established by the International Code Council, the month aims to educate the public about the need for regularly-updated building codes and the officials trusted to oversee and enforce those codes.

The Village of Oak Park’s Development Services Department manages the divisions responsible for building permits and inspections, economic vitality, planning, historic preservation and zoning. 

The Permits & Development Division is hosting a Building Safety Month Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 15 at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Department tours, information about upcoming construction projects, free refreshments and Q&A’s with Village officials responsible for permitting, planning, zoning and building fire safety are just some of the activities planned. All ages are welcome.

Click here to download the Open House flyer.

In addition to the Open House, the Village Board recently issued a proclamation helping to raise awareness of the month and recognizing the importance of the need to help safeguard lives and property through building code adoption and enforcement.

More information about the Permits & Development Division can be found at, emailing or calling 708.358.5430.