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
TitleOrdinance
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
22-0235
02/08/2022
Ordinance to reinstate the Lake County Temporary Public Nuisance Ordinance.
22-0235 Ordinance
22-0174
02/08/2022

Tax Abatement Ordinance for Special Service Area Number (SSA #) 16 tax levy.
22-0174 Ordinance
22-0173
02/08/2022
Tax Abatement Ordinance for the Series 2015A General Obligation Bonds.
22-0173 Ordinance
22-0172
02/08/2022
Tax Abatement Ordinance for the Series 2013 General Obligation Road Bonds.
22-0172 Ordinance
22-0171
02/08/2022
Tax Abatement Ordinance for the Series 2019 General Obligation Refunding Bonds.
22-0171 Ordinance
22-0169
02/08/2022
Tax Abatement Ordinance for the Series 2018 General Obligation Refunding Bonds.
22-0169 Ordinance
22-0011
01/11/2022
Ordinance amending Chapter 94: Public Nuisances of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances regulating open burning of landscape waste.
22-0011 Ordinance
21-2002
01/11/2022
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