Ordinance Revisions Open House, March 15, 2017

Several Lake County Departments are reviewing and updating our ordinances, and you are invited to join us for an open house to review the changes, provide feedback, and ask questions. We are bringing each of these departments together in one spot so that our customers and stakeholders can get all of the information they need in one stop!

Two Open House Sessions Available
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Times: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. OR *4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Lake County Division of Transportation, 600 Winchester Road, Libertyville.

*The Health Department will be conducting a formal Public Hearing at 4 p.m. as part of this open house. See Public Hearing Notice (PDF).

There are two meeting times, but you only need to attend one, as the information will be the same at both. This will be an open house format, so you are welcome to stop by at any time during the two sessions. The departments will have an information booth and staff members on hand to discuss their ordinances and answer questions. There is no obligation to hear formal presentations – just go straight to the department(s) you do business with and get the information you need. 


Division of Transportation


The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is conducting a review and evaluation of our permitting process and current ordinances. We plan to update the ordinances where needed to make the process easy to follow and customer friendly. We need to hear from you as we begin the evaluation process. Tell us about your experience working with LCDOT at the upcoming public meeting or by completing this survey

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Health Department


The Lake County Health Department is reviewing and updating three ordinances: the Animal Care and Control (ACC) Fee Schedule, Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS), and the Environmental Health Fees Schedule.These proposed revisions are being added for clarification purposes and there will be a public hearing at 4 p.m.as part of the open house.

Planning, Building and Development


Lake County Planning, Building and Development is reviewing and updating ordinance standards related to zoning, site development, approval standards, and public processes for properties/projects in unincorporated areas of Lake County. View the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Amendments Executive Summary for additional details about the proposed changes. Information on the following topics will be available at the open house, with the possibility for focus groups to convene for those topics with significant interest at a later date:

Public Works


Lake County Public Works is reviewing and updating three major ordinances: the Sewer Use Ordinance, the Pretreatment Ordinance, and the Water Use Ordinance.These ordinances are being revised and consolidated to update definitions and references, clarify requirements, include Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) mandated programs, and better reflect the current operations and procedures of Lake County Public Works.

Sewer Use Ordinance


Pretreatment Ordinance
Water Use Ordinance

Stormwater Management Commission (SMC)


SMC updated their Watershed Development Ordinance in 2015, so there are no proposed changes at this time. SMC will have a booth at the event to be a resource for anyone that has questions about the ordinance.

Event Contacts for Additional Questions:

  • Division of Transportation, Joe Meyer - Email, 847-377-7437
  • Health Department, Lisa Kroeger  - Email, 847-377-8118
  • Planning, Building, & Development, Hannah Mulroy - Email, 847-377-2187
  • Public Works, Heather Galan  - Email, 847-377-7141
  • Stormwater Management Commission, Kelcey Traynoff - Email, 847-377-7711