Zoning Information for New Businesses

Zoning Ordinance Code Book

The Village of South Chicago Heights adopted a new Zoning Ordinance Code in August 2016.  The purpose and intent of the new zoning code was to improve and protect the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare of the people of South Chicago Heights. Our Zoning Ordinance Code Book can be access online and it has the must up-to-date amendments.  Please call the Village Clerk at 708-755-1880 for further discussion on specific uses. 

Application for Development Approval   

This application is used when consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Village Board of Trustees is required.  Items listed below require a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • Design Review
  • Planned Development
  • Rezoning or Text Amendment
  • Site Plan Review
  • Special Use - the special use permits are identified in Chapter 6, Section 1-201 of the zoning ordinance code book
  • Subdivision
  • Temporary Use
  • Zoning Appeal
  • Zoning Certificate of Compliance
  • Zoning Interpretation
  • Zoning Variance

Zoning Map with Classifications and Legend

Please be advised that this map does not include any map amendments since 2016.   We are currently working on a revised map.  

The standards, requirements, and district mapping contained in the code are reflected on the Village's Zoning Map and are intended to implement all elements of the Village's Comprehensive Plan, including the land use component, and the planning policies of the Village.