October 24, 2006

After five years of operating on a modified version of the Will County Zoning Ordinance since the Village incorporated in 2001, Homer Glen's Zoning Ordinance was completely revised.

The Zoning Commission recommended that the Village Board approve the ordinance that was specially designed for Homer Glen. The Zoning Commission's goal was to revise the Zoning Ordinance to address shortcomings and make changes that better reflect the Village's Comprehensive Plan and The Green Vision Plan.

On September 9, 2008 the Village Board of Trustees approved revisions to the October 24, 2006 Zoning Ordinance.  (Ordinance No. 08-048)

Complete Zoning Ordianance  Updated 09/24/14 to include amendments (PDF 1.21MB)

Zoning Map (Updated 2014 - PDF 8.5" x 11")

Zoning Map (Updated 2014 - PDF 17" x 21")

 

Table of Contents

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Section Title Page No.
Sections 1 & 2TITLE, PURPOSE AND INTENT 
1.0Title  
2.0 Purpose and Intent 1-2
   
Section 3RULES AND DEFINITIONS 
3.1Rules 3
3.2Definitions 3-28
   
Section 4ZONING DISTRICTS AND ZONING MAP 
4.0Establishment of Districts29
4.0-1Zoning Districts Not Available for Development 29
4.1Zoning Map 29-31
   
Section 5AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS 
5.0Agricultural Districts 32
5.1A-1 Agricultural District 32-36
5.2A-2 Rural Residence District 37-40
   
Section 6RESIDENCE DISTRICTS 
6.0Residence Districts 41
6.1E-1 Single Family Estate Residence District 41
6.2E-2 Single Family Rural Residence District 41
6.3R-1 Single Family Residence District 41
6.4R-2 Single Family Residence District 41
6.5R-2A Single Family Residence District 42
6.6R-3 Single Family Residence District 42
6.7R-3A Single Family Residence District 42
6.8R-3B Single Family Residence District 42
6.9R-4 Single Family Residence District 42
6.10R-5 Single Family Residence District 43
6.11R-6 Multi-Family Residential District 43
6.12R-6A Attached Single Family Residential District 43
6.13Other Residential Standards44-48
Table 1A Table of Permitted and Special Uses for Residential Only  
Table 1B Site and Structure Bulk Requirements for Residence District  
  
Section 7NON-RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS 
7.0Non-Residential Districts 49
7.1C-1 Neighborhood Business District 49
7.2C-2 Local Business District 49
7.3C-3 General Business District 50
7.4C-4 Highway Commercial District 50
7.5C-5 Office and Research Park District 50
7.6C-6 Commercial Recreation District 50
7.7I-1 Industrial District 50
7.8P-1 Governmental Buildings and Public Schools51
7.9Other Non-Residential Standards51-53
Table 2ATable of Permitted and Special Uses for Non-Residential Only
Table 2BSite and Structure Bulk Requirements for Non-Residential District
   
Section 8GENERAL PROVISIONS  
8.1Interpretation 54
8.2Severability 54
8.3Scope of Regulations 55-57
8.4Lot Requirements 57
8.5Use and Bulk Requirements 57-58
8.6Lot Coverage Requirements 58-59
8.7Permitted Obstructions - Yards 59-60
8.8Vision Clearance 60
8.9Structure Height 60-61
8.10Accessory Buildings, Structures and Uses 61-64
8.11Sewage Disposal and Water Supply 65
8.12Fences, Walls and Swimming Pool Standards 65-67
8.13Performance Standards 68-70
8.14Special Events and Tents 71-73
8.15   
8.16Ponds 74
8.17Kennel Restrictions 74
8.18Junk Cars 74
8.19Public Address Systems 74
8.20Group Care Home, Large and Small74
8.21Day Care Home, Day Care Center74-75
8.22Accessory Housing 76-77
8.23Elder Cottage Housing Opportunities (E.C.H.O) 77
8.24Bed and Breakfast Establishments 77
8.25Home Occupation 77-80
8.26Self-Service Storage Facilities (SSSF) 80
8.27Manufactured Homes 81-82
8.28Adult Business Uses 82-84
8.29Outdoor Storage 84-85
8.30Outdoor Sales 85
8.31 Temporary Uses 85-86
8.32 Wireless Communications Facilities 87-95
8.33 Exemptions 95-96
8.34Residence of the Proprietor96
8.35Rifle Range, Pistol Range, Trap and Skeet Range96
8.36Outdoor Seating Associated with a Permitted Restaurant 96
8.37Automobile Repair Service and Body Shop96
8.38Industry and Manufacturing 97
8.39Mining 97
8.40Keeping of Farm Animals 98
8.41Private Stables, Private Indoor Riding Area, Horse Boarding 98
8.42Towing Service with Storage of Vehicles 99
8.43 Boats, Equipment (Large), Campers, Mobile Homes, Manufactured
Homes, Motorcycle and RV Sales, Rental and Service
99
8.44Contractors or Building Trade Offices 99
8.45Storage, Warehousing and Wholesale Establishments 99
8.46Donation Drop Off Facility 100
    
Section 9PLANNED DEVELOPMENT  
9.1Purpose and Objectives 100-101
9.2Procedure 101-108
9.3Compliance and Amendments 108-109
9.4Permitted Variations 109
9.5Development Standards For Planned Developments 109-112
    
Section 10SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 
10.1Site Plan Review 113-115
10.2Illumination/Lighting Regulations 115-119
10.3Off-Street Parking Space 120-126
10.4Off-Street Loading 126-130
10.5Adjustments to Required Parking 130-131
10.6Signage Regulations 132-149
    
Section 11NON-CONFORMING BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES, AND USES 
11.1Statement of Purpose 150
11.2Non-Conforming Buildings and Structures 150-152
11.3Non-Conforming Use of a Conforming Building or Structure 152
11.4Non-Conforming Use of Land 152-153
11.5Existing Special Uses 153
11.6Variations for Non-Conforming Buildings, Structures, Lots or Uses 153
11.7Non-Conforming Lots of Record 153
11.8Developments as Legal Non-Conforming Use 154
   
Section 12ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT 
12.1Organization 155-157
12.2Zoning Certificates and Building Permits 157-158
12.3Excavation/Filling Permit158-159
12.4Occupancy Certificate 159-160
12.5Applications for Variation, Map Amendments, Etc. 160-161
12.6Public Hearings and Notice Requirements 161-163
12.7Variations 164-168
12.8Amendments 168-170
12.9Special Use Permits 170-173
12.10Reversion 173-174
12.11Appeals 174-175
12.12Fees and Penalties 175
   
Section 13SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL  
13.1Purpose 176
13.2General Guidelines 176-177
13.3Site Development Permit 177-183
13.4Design and Operation Standards and Requirements 183-186
13.5Enforcement 186-187
   
Section 14FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION 
14.1Purpose 187
14.2(Reserved) 187
14.3Definitions (See Section 14A for definitions pertinent to this section) 188
14.4How To Use This Ordinance 188
14.5Duties of the Enforcement Official(s) 188-191
14.6Base Flood Elevation 191
14.7Occupation and Use of Flood Fringe Areas 192-194
14.8Occupation and Use of Designated Floodways 194-208
14.9Occupation and Use of SFHA Areas Where Floodways Are Not Identified 208-213
14.10Permitting Requirements Applicable to All Floodplain Areas 203-216
14.11Other Development Requirements 216
14.12Variances 216-218
14.13Disclaimer of Liability 218
14.14Penalty 218
14.15Abrogation and Greater Restrictions 218-220
     
Section 14ADEFINITIONS FOR FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION  
14.1Definitions 221-225
   
Section 15, 16, 17SEVERABILTIY, REPEALER, EFFECTIVE DATE 226