Zoning Approvals

The unincorporated areas of Lake County are regulated by the provisions of Chapter 151:Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) of the Lake County Code of Ordinances.

Regulating Zoning

Under Chapter 151 (UDO) and accompanying Zoning Maps, the unincorporated areas of the County are divided into various Zoning Districts, within which various uses are classified as permitted uses, conditional uses, and uses not allowed. The UDO provides specific standards for certain listed uses. The UDO also contains regulations relating to:
  • Density and dimensional (height and setback) standards
  • Nonconformities
  • Off-street parking, loading, landscaping, lighting and signage
  • Site capacity, site plan review and natural resource protection
  • Site development
  • Subdivision standards

Zoning Approvals

There are fees associated with each of these zoning approvals. Please see the Land Development Fee Schedule (PDF) for details.

County Zoning Brochures

Zoning Brochures are available for the following topics and are applicable to property located only in unincorporated Lake County: