Ordinance Revisions

Several Lake County Departments are reviewing and updating our ordinances, and we recently invited the public to join us for an open house to review the changes, provide feedback, and ask questions. We had a great turn out and we want to extend our appreciation to everyone who attended the meeting or provided comments electronically. Thank you!

The Ordinance Open House was only one step in the process. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please submit your comments electronically through the project website. Your feedback is very important to us and we want to hear from you!

Division of Transportation

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is conducting a review and evaluation of our permitting process and current ordinances regulating highway access and utility placement. 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 Animal Care and Control is reviewing and updating two ordinances: Chapter 172: Animals, and the Animal Care and Control (ACC) Fee Schedule. A public hearing will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, 3010 Grand Avenue, 3rd floor board room, Waukegan, IL. 

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, but feedback is always welcome.

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