Ordinances & Codes

About County Ordinances

An ordinance is an act of the County Board creating a local law of a general and permanent nature in unincorporated Lake County. The Code of Ordinances is a compilation of Lake County’s regulatory ordinances. Administrative ordinances are not incorporated. 

Regularly Referenced Ordinances & Codes

Development Codes (Unincorporated area) 

Ethics & Conduct Code

Public Nuisance Ordinance

Purchasing Ordinance

Watershed Development Ordinance

Temporary, Annual, and Recently Approved Ordinances

  1. 2022
  2. 2021
File #Date Approved
Ordinance amending Chapter 94: Public Nuisances of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances regulating open burning of landscape waste.
22-0011 Ordinance
Ordinance requesting the granting of temporary and permanent easements and authorizing an easement agreement with the Lake County Forest Preserve District for the Ela Road at Long Grove Road intersection improvements.
21-2002 Ordinance