Conditional Use Permit

Chapter 151:Unified Development Ordinance of the Lake County Code includes a Use Table. The first two (2) columns of the table identify the proposed uses, the heading of the middle columns correspond to UDO zoning districts.

  • A “P” indicates that a use is allowed in the respective zoning district..
  • A blank cell indicates that a use is not allowed in the respective zoning district.
  • A “C” indicates that a use is allowed only if reviewed and approved as a Conditional Use.
If you believe that you will need to apply for a conditional use permit, please also note the value recorded in the "CUP Decision" column (the far-right column) of the Use Table in order to determine if the final decision will be made by the Zoning Board of Appeals (Delegated CUP) or the County Board (Non-delegated CUP).

Types of Permits

There are two (2) types of Conditional Use Permits:
  1. Delegated Conditional Use Permit
  2. Non-delegated Conditional Use Permit
If you are not sure the desired use of your property requires a CUP please call 847-377-2600. You may also refer to Section 151.050 of the UDO which contains a detailed discussion of the CUP process.

Administrative Conditional Use Permit

You may be eligible for an Administrative Conditional Use Permit if:
  • Under current zoning requirements, a Conditional Use Permit is required to establish the use and;
  • The use was legally established prior to the change in the zoning requirements
The Administrative Conditional Use Permit allows you to continue the existing use.
For any expansion of the use, a formal Conditional Use Permit is required (Section 151.050 of  Chapter 151:Unified Development Ordinance).