Methods of Obtaining Compliance

The County's zoning ordinance (PDF) is enforced by several methods. There is first an attempt to educate the citizen of the zoning requirements and to obtain their voluntary compliance.

Issuing a Violation Notice

If such voluntary compliance is not obtained, a violation notice and order of compliance is issued which orders the violator to come into compliance.

Filing a Suit in Court

In cases which cannot be resolved at this administrative level, an ordinance violation suit may be filed in the Circuit Court by the Civil Division of the state's attorney. Fines and compliance are usually sought as part of this third method of enforcement.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the Building and Zoning Department at (309) 888-5160.