The Zoning Board of Appeals is a governmental agency made up of the Chairman, four Board Members and a Secretary, each appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Their primary duty is to aid the public in considering all rezoning appeals pertaining to land uses in the unincorporated areas.
Public hearings for Map Amendments and/or Special Use applications are conducted in the township in which the property is located and in such a way as to decide a just and lawful determination of issues involved.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is conscientious of cultural conditions in all communities. The Boards first concern is the interest of the public when determining zoning requests, whether it be the applicants views or that of the objectors.
APPENDIX A - Cook County Zoning Ordinance of 2001 (at municode.com)
Ord. No. 01-O-30, as adopted by the County Board on November 6, 2001. Amendments are indicated by parenthetical history notes following amended provisions. The absence of a history note indicates that the provision remains unchanged from the original. Obvious misspellings and punctuation errors have been corrected without notation. For stylistic purposes, headings and catchlines have been made uniform, and the same system of capitalization, citations to state statutes, and expression of numbers in text as appears in the County Code has been used. Additions for clarity are indicated by brackets.
The Cook County Zoning Ordinance was most recently amended in 2003. Included sections are:
Cook County Zoning Ordinance of 2003
Floodplain Ordinance for Cook County
Cook County Subdivisional Manual
Tree Preservation, Landscaping and Screening
Governing the Processing of Planned Use Development, Map Amendment and Special Use Applications Filed Prior to the Effective Date of the 2003 Ordinance
Billboard and Off-Premise Outdooe Advertising Sign Ordinance of Cook County
County Map Books and Comprehensive Plan available for inspection
Phone inquiries concerning the text of the Zoning Ordinance and status of zoning cases
Information on previous cases dating back to 1960 that have been heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals
Administration, Bureau of
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