Community Development

News about the Community Development Department

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

The Village of Gurnee has implemented a Stormwater Management Program Plan (SMPP) to meet the minimum standards required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program. Federal regulations through the USEPA require that all Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), partially or fully in urbanized areas based on the 2000 census, obtain stormwater permits for their discharges into receiving waters.
 

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Building Codes and Ordinances

Copies of codes and ordinances are provided online as a convenience to residents and other interested parties. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of these files, official copies of the codes and ordinances are available only at the Village Hall. The files provided on this page are not the official copies of the codes and ordinances; they are an attempt to duplicate the text of the codes and ordinances

Building Code Updates

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Village of Gurnee Fee Schedule

The Village of Gurnee Comprehensive Fee Schedule is updated annually and includes descriptions, amounts, and a reference to the authorizing ordinance or administrative body. The schedule includes fees for:   

  • Business Licenses 
  • Utility & Engineering
  • Building Safety
  • Planning & Zoning 
  • Administrative
  • Police
  • Fire 
  • Local Taxes
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Zoning Ordinance Update

Welcome to the website for the Village of Gurnee Zoning Ordinance Update.  The Gurnee Village Board hired Camiros, Ltd, an urban planning consulting firm, to assist Village staff in a comprehensive update of the Village’s more than 30 year old Zoning Ordinance. 

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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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Property Maintenance

Property Maintenance and Nuisance Codes are concerned with the ongoing health, safety, maintenance, and occupancy of existing structures and properties rather than the construction of new structures, which is covered under the Building Code. The development and implementation of a property maintenance program reflects the Village’s commitment to the safety, healthfulness, quality, and presentation of the community.

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