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No accessory structures shall be nearer than 10 feet from the principal structure or 5 feet from an interior lot line. For more detailed information regarding accessory structures see the County Zoning Ordinance, Section 121-281.
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Kankakee County regulates the zoning for parcels located outside of municipal boundaries. View our current zoning map. If you are unable to determine the zoning for your property, contact our office at 815-937-2940 with your parcel (tax) identification number.
You may determine your parcel identification number by reviewing your tax bill or contacting the County Assessor's Office at 937-2945.
(Example of number: 01-02-03-100-001)
Kankakee County administers the zoning for the Village's of Cabery, Irwin, Reddick, and Union Hill. For contact information for other communities visit the municipal contacts page.
The setbacks outlined below are for principal structures:
For unincorporated areas, keeping of horses on a parcel, not less than 2.00 acres in area, and not less than two hundred (200) feet in width provided buildings or structures for their shelter shall be located not less than one hundred (100) feet from a right-of-way line adjoining a street and fifty (50) from an interior side or rear lot line. There shall be no more than one horse per acre. See Section 121-281 of the Ordinance.
There shall be allowed one driveway per every 330 feet of highway frontage. However, no driveway shall be nearer than 100 feet from another access point. *Note: Commercial and Industrial parcels have requirements different than those above.
Driveways shall be no closer than 250 feet from an intersecting highway, as measured from centerline to centerline.
The edge of the entrance flare shall be no nearer than 10 feet from the property line.
For more information regarding access to roads, see Section 121-286 of the County Zoning Ordinance. A brochure describing the driveway spacing requirements can be found on the Driveway Brochure (PDF).
* As of April 11, 2006 applicants are required to obtain a Natural Resource Inventory Report (PDF) through the Kankakee County Soil & Water Conservation District for all rezonings, special use permits, and variances deemed necessary by the Planning Director, for more information visit the following page.
** In addition to the fees listed above, applications require the applicant to also pay for legal notice in the newspaper and send adjacent property owners notice by certified letter.
* The information listed above is thought to be accurate at the time of publication, however, you should consult the County Zoning Ordinance prior to any decision making.
All Rezoning, Special Use Permit and Variance applications (Variances = as determined necessary by the Planning Director) are now required to submit an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Ecological Compliance Assessment Tool (EcoCAT) results report at the time of filing the request.
This must be completed to comply with Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act [520 ILCS 10/11(b)] and Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act [525 ILCS 30/17]. These laws require state agencies and units of local governments to consider the potential adverse effects of proposed actions on Illinois endangered and threatened species and sites listed on the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory.
This report will provide a report to determine if your proposed action is in the vicinity of any protected natural resources. In 2006, IDNR implemented EcoCAT, an internet based system designed to facilitate the consultation process. EcoCAT uses databases, Geographic Information System mapping, and a set of programmed decision rules to determine if your proposed action may be in the vicinity of protected natural resources.
You receive a natural resource review report that either:
Terminates consultation if no resources are in the vicinity; or
Lists resources that may be in the vicinity and identifies the staff member who will review the action. After review, staff will either:
The report is then utilized by decision makers in assisting with the evaluation of the proposed project / request.
The report is offered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. You may request an EcoCAT report or find additional information about the process at http://dnrecocat.state.il.us/ecopublic/