The Village of Burr Ridge serves residents through the following departments:
The Administration Department supports the activities and priorities of the Mayor and Board of Trustees (the “Village Board”) by serving as a bridge between the Board and the operational departments. The Administration Department ensures that operating departments have the direction, coordination, and resources necessary to carry out the Village Board’s policy decisions, and provides oversight and leadership regarding Village communications, human resources, information technology, risk management, labor relations, and special events. Most inbound communications and constituent service is handled by the Administration Department
The Community Development Department is responsible for overseeing short-term and long-term planning, zoning, permitting, economic development, code enforcement, and engineering in the Village. This includes acting as the staff liaison to the Plan Commission, interpreting and applying Zoning Ordinance Regulations, investigating and resolving code complaints related to building, signage, zoning, stormwater, and property maintenance, assisting developers with new projects, coordinating the review and issuance of building permits, overseeing improvements to the Village’s infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, stormwater management, and other capital improvement projects.
The Finance Department plans, organizes, and directs the financial activities for the Village. These activities include accounting, payroll, payables, receivables, utility billing, cash management, investments, debt management, tax levy, auditing, and budgeting. Finance provides these services in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, best practices, and high Village standards.
The Burr Ridge Police Department is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Department is structured on a team concept with an emphasis on residential patrol, balanced with traffic enforcement, to provide for safety throughout the Village. The Department provides numerous outreach programs, including Neighborhood Watch, Village Academy, DARE, and other crime prevention programs. Officers are committed to a community-oriented approach to police services.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for the planning, construction, management, repair and maintenance of the infrastructure, right-of-way, buildings, land, and other assets of the Village of Burr Ridge. The department is committed to protecting the health, safety, and general well-being of all Village residents. The Public Works Department is separated into three divisions.