Community Development - Zoning

Zoning is the process by which the Village of Skokie regulates land use.  The official zoning map of the Village of Skokie designates what a property is zoned as.  The Zoning Chapter, of the Skokie Village Code, describes regulations for the entire Village and for each specific zoning district.  These regulations include, but are not limited to, permitted land usage, building density, building height, parking regulations, and landscaping requirements.

Permitted uses are uses that are explicitly allowed in a zone such as single-family homes in an R1 Single Family district or bookstores in a B3 Business district. Special uses are uses that are allowed in a zone only after public hearings. The Plan Commission reviews each special use, and the Village Board of Trustees must approve the special use prior to its establishment. Land uses that are not specifically listed as permitted or special uses in a zoning district are not allowed without a Zoning chapter amendment.

A print copy of the Zoning  chapter and Zoning map can be purchased for $30 from the Planning Division at 847/933-8447. For additional zoning information, contact the Building & Zoning Division at 847/933-8223.