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Code Enforcement and Property Complaints in Unincorporated Lake County

The Planning, Building and Development Department is responsible for the enforcement of:

  • The Unified Development Ordinance (zoning regulations, sign regulations, natural resource protection standards, stormwater detention, drainage and soil erosion and sediment control standards) 
  • The Building Codes (structure’s compliance with the codes)
  • The Nuisance Ordinance (junk and debris, inoperable vehicles, construction hours and noise)

If you have a complaint regarding:        

  • building and zoning related violations including: work without permits, improper use of the property, building code violations, junk and debris and inoperable vehicles, please call
    • Building and Engineering Division - Telephone: 847.377.4444
    • drainage, storm water detention, soil erosion and sediment control, floodplain and wetlands, please call
    • Building and Engineering Division - Telephone: 847.377.4444
    •  woodland disturbance, please call
    • Planning and Development Services Division - Telephone: 847.377.4444
    •  noise, please call 
    • Lake County Sheriff's Office - Telephone: 847.377.4000

The following information is required to follow up on your complaint:

  • Address, specific location or Property Index Number (PIN), if available, of the property where the violation exists
  • Nature of specific violation
  • Time/day of week that the violation usually occurs

If you would like, you may provide your name and telephone number; however this information is not required.

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Phone: 847.377.2600
Fax: 847.984.5854
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