Planning

News about the Planning and Zoning Division

How do I learn more about the Community Development Department?


To learn more about the Community Development Department, including the Building Safety, Engineering, Planning & Zoning, and Property Maintenance Divisions, please refer to the A-Z of Community Development. This alphabetical guide will help you quickly find information on departmental topics, as well as direct links to applications and additional details that are available on the Village of Gurnee website.
 

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Community Development Applications & Permits

Some of the permits below may have an associated fee. Please check the Fee Schedule for a comprehensive listing of all fees.

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How do I apply for a Block Party Permit?

A Block Party Permit is required for the temporary closure of public streets for a block party or similar public gathering.  Please complete the Block Party Application and submit to the Planning & Zoning Division  or at Village Hall.  No permit fee is required but the application must be submitted a minimum of five days prior to the Block Party to allow for sta
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Where can I put a pool or hot tub?

*8.7.5 - SWIMMING POOLS AND HOT TUBS

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What are the new RV & Haul-Trailer Requirements?

On March 15, 2010, the Gurnee Village Board approved an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance relating to parking and storage of recreational vehicles and haul-trailers outside on residentially zoned and used properties. Please visit the Village's RV & Haul-Trailer Requirements page for full details.

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Where can I put a deck or patio?

Terraces (Open) and Porches (Nonenclosed), not to exceed four (4) feet into any required front or side yard and not to exceed ten (10) feet into any required rear yard.  (*Amended April 16, 1990, Ord. No. 90-43)
 

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Where can I put a shed?

*8.5.4 - LOCATION OF ACCESSORY STRUCTURES

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What is the purpose of Zoning?

On November 22, 1926, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the zoning ordinance adopted by Euclid, Ohio, was constitutional. This Supreme Court decision in the Village of Euclid vs. Ambler Realty Co. legitimized zoning as a way of controlling land uses in the United States. The purpose of zoning is to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community. The zoning ordinance divides the municipality into zones, which regulates the location, construction, intensity, and bulk of residential, commercial, and industrial uses. Read More