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 ApprovedTitleOrdinance
22-135610/11/2022Ordinance amending Chapter 151: Unified Development Ordinance of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances relating to certain nature-based topics.22-1356 Ordinance
22-129709/13/2022Ordinance amendment for Chapter 115.03 Video Gaming Terminal Permit Sticker and Fee for the Video Gaming Ordinance.
22-1297 Ordinance
22-107008/09/2022Consideration and action on an ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of not to exceed $31,000,000 General Obligation Bonds (Sales Tax Alternate Revenue Source) for the financing of certain capital improvement projects, providing for the imposition of taxes to pay the same and for the collection, segregation and distribution of certain sales taxes received by the County, and authorizing the sale of said bonds to the purchaser thereof. 
22-1070 Ordinance
22-106008/09/2022Ordinance amending Chapter 151: Unified Development Ordinance of Lake County, Code of Ordinances incorporating amendments to the Watershed Development Ordinance. 
22-1060 Ordinance
22-075408/09/2022Ordinance dividing the County into six districts for purposes of establishing representation districts on the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) by County Board Members and Municipal Members, pursuant to the statutory authority and requirements of 55 ILCS 5/5-1062(b), and request its adoption. 
22-0754 Ordinance
22-097007/12/2022Ordinance providing for the establishment of the terms of office for County Board Members to be elected on November 8, 2022 and thereafter until the next decennial reapportionment.
22-0970 Ordinance
22-096707/12/2022Ordinance amending Chapter 51 of the Lake County Code of Ordinances and modifying the projected Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 rate increases for water and sewer to 3%. 
22-0967 Ordinance
22-080106/14/2022Ordinance amending the Lake County Ethics & Conduct Code for the purpose of clarifying the ability to file ethics complaints anonymously. Lake County Ethics & Conduct Code
22-082106/14/2022An Ordinance authorizing the issuance by The County of Lake, Illinois, of General Obligation Bonds (Sales Tax Alternate Revenue Source) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $31,000,000 for the purpose of constructing and equipping a consolidated 911 and emergency operations center, improving the site thereof, and financing other capital expenditures, in and for the County.22-0821 Ordinance
22-067305/10/2022Resolution amending the Lake County Code of Ordinances Chapter 172 - Animals 22-0673 Ordinance
22-055104/12/2022Ordinance amending a previous ordinance designating new voting sites in Lake County Townships. 22-0551 Ordinance
22-023502/08/2022Ordinance to reinstate the Lake County Temporary Public Nuisance Ordinance.22-0235 Ordinance
22-017402/08/2022

Tax Abatement Ordinance for Special Service Area Number (SSA #) 16 tax levy.22-0174 Ordinance
22-017302/08/2022Tax Abatement Ordinance for the Series 2015A General Obligation Bonds.22-0173 Ordinance
22-017202/08/2022Tax Abatement Ordinance for the Series 2013 General Obligation Road Bonds.22-0172 Ordinance
22-017102/08/2022Tax Abatement Ordinance for the Series 2019 General Obligation Refunding Bonds.22-0171 Ordinance
22-016902/08/2022Tax Abatement Ordinance for the Series 2018 General Obligation Refunding Bonds.22-0169 Ordinance
22-001101/11/2022Ordinance amending Chapter 94: Public Nuisances of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances regulating open burning of landscape waste.22-0011 Ordinance
21-200201/11/2022Ordinance 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