Due to COVID-19, the Lake County Board recently voted to amend a temporary emergency ordinance that allows open burning on all properties in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunsetonly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordinance also allows open burning from sunrise to sunset on any day of the week if the burning occurs at least 500 feet from the nearest habitable structure and has exemptions for prescribed habitat and ecological landscape burns.
Unincorporated Lake County Open Burning Regulations
It is a public nuisance to burn rubbish, garbage, refuse, or construction debris on any property. Current regulations allow for the open burning of landscape waste material on a residential property from which the waste was generated. Full regulations.
Designated Unincorporated Open Burning Regulations
In one designated unincorporated area surrounding Adlai E Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, it is a public nuisance to conduct open burning of grass clippings and tree trunks, subject to certain restrictions. These restrictions apply only to this area. View the map of the area.