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Zoning Approvals

The unincorporated areas of Lake County are regulated by the provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance.

How does Lake County regulate Zoning?

Under the Lake County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and accompanying Zoning Maps, the unincorporated areas of the County are divided into various Zoning Districts, within which various uses are classified as permitted uses, conditional uses, and uses not allowed (Article 6, Use Table). The UDO provides specific standards for certain listed uses (Article 6, Use Standards). The UDO also contains regulations relating to site capacity, site plan review and natural resource protection (Article 4); density and dimensional standards (Article 7); site development (Article 8); off-street parking, loading, landscaping, lighting and signage (Article 9); subdivision standards (Article 10); and nonconformities (Article 12).

For a brief description of the following zoning approvals, please roll your mouse cursor over the title. Clicking on the link will take you to the application forms. 

Zoning Letter Administrative Variation
Customary Home Occupation Major and Minor Zoning Variations
Legal Nonconforming Determination Site Capacity/Site Plan Review
Interpretation Text Amendment
Rezoning Administrative Appeal
Conditional Use Permit - Delegated

Consolidation: Covenant Instrument

Conditional Use Permit - Non-Delegated

 

Conditional Use Permit - Amendment

 

There are fees associated with each of these zoning approvals.  Please see the Land Development Fee Schedule for details.

Zoning Brochures are available for the following topics and are applicable to property located only in unincorporated Lake County:

Contact Information
500 W. Winchester Rd. Unit 101
Libertyville, IL 60048

Hours: Mon - Fri 7:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: 847.377.2600
Fax: 847.984.5854