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 turnout 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 updating our permitting process and current ordinances regulating highway access and utility placement. We have completed drafts of the Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance, and the accompanying Technical Reference Manual. The public comment period for the proposed Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance and the accompanying proposed Technical Reference Manual is now closed. Thank you for your comments. We hope to adopt this new ordinance and manual by the end of the summer.

Proposed Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance

Proposed Technical Reference Manual

Health Department

The Lake County Health Department's Environmental Health Services is reviewing and updating two ordinances: Chapter 173: Food Service Regulations, and the Environmental Health Fees Schedule. A public hearing will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lake County Department of Transportation, 600 W. Winchester Rd, Libertyville, 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