Community Development

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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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Where should notice of foreclosures be sent?

Notice of foreclosures shall be sent to: Gurnee Village Hall; ATTN: Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator; 325 North O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031

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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?


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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