Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a governmental agency with a Board made up of nine Members: seven voting members who shall be appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners w/ advice and consent of the Cook County Board of Commissioners; and two Ex-Officio non-voting Members. Their primary duty is to aid the public in considering all rezoning appeals pertaining to land uses in the unincorporated areas.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is conscientious of cultural conditions in all communities. The Board’s first concern is the interest of the public when determining zoning requests, whether it be the applicants views or that of the objectors.

Public Hearing Locations:

All public hearings shall be held at the Cook County Administration Building (69 W. Washington, Chicago, IL) or County Building (118 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL). Public hearings for Map Amendments Applications, may be conducted in the township, provided, that the owner of any property affected by such a proposed map amendment submits a written request to the Zoning Board of Appeals within 14 days of referral by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Committee on Building and Zoning. Such hearing shall be held in the township or road district by the terms of such proposed amendment, as provided by the State.

Public Hearing Schedule

2016

May 4, 2016 Decision Agenda, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

May 4, 2016 Variation Agenda, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

April 6, 2016 Decision Agenda, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

April 6, 2016 MA-16-01 Agenda, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

April 6, 2016 Variation Schedule, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

March 16, 2016 Decision Agenda, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

March 16, 2016 SU-16-01 Agenda, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

March 2, 2016 Decision Agenda, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

March 2, 2016 Variation Schedule, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

March 2, 2016 SU-15-10, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

February 17, 2016 Variation Schedule, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

February 17, 2016 MA-15-03 and SU-15-09, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

February 3, 2016 Variation Schedule, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

January 20, 2016, SU-15-11, 1:00 pm, 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

January 6, 2016 Variation Schedule, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

January 6, 2016 Decision Making Agenda, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

January 6, 2016 SU-15-10, at 1:00 P.M., at 69 W. Washington, Suite 2840, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Archive

Cook County Zoning Ordinance

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.

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
  • Wireless
  • 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

Other Services

  • 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