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Friday, March 2, 2012

Reminder - Zoning Map Must be Published by March 31st

The Illinois Municipal Code requires the corporate authorities of a municipality to publish the municipality's zoning map on an annual basis, no later than March 31st.  65 ILCS 5/11-13-19 (reprinted below).  The published zoning map should include all zoning changes from the preceding year.  If there were no changes to the zoning map in the preceding year, then publication is not required.  While the statute does not specify the method for publication of the zoning map, many municipalities adopt the annual zoning map by ordinance or resolution at a village board or city council meeting in March of each year. The statute is as follows:

Sec. 11-13-19. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the corporate authorities shall cause to be published no later than March 31 of each year a map clearly showing the existing zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications of such municipality for the preceding calendar year. The first map published in 1960 shall reflect all zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in effect on and prior to December 31, 1959. If in any calendar year after the first map is published there are no changes in zoning uses, divisions, restrictions, regulations and classifications in such municipality, no map shall be published for such calendar year.

The map published by the corporate authorities shall be the official zoning map. The corporate authorities may establish a fee to be charged any person desiring a copy of such map. Such fee shall be paid to the appropriate zoning officer and shall be applied to defray the cost of publication of the official map.

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink

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