[ApaIllinois] ILAPA Forum Question: How to deal with nonconforming uses?

ILAPA Editor editor at ilapa.org
Thu Apr 5 11:10:00 CDT 2007

How do communities become aware of nonconforming uses? How do you realistically make landlords or potential buyers of existing buildings aware that they need to contact the Community Development Department to check on zoning requirements? We have had several instances of businesses operating for some time before we become aware they are in violation of our zoning ordinance. We do require a zoning occupancy permit prior to occupancy for all new construction. In our community, there are many small businesses that come and go in a short amount of time and it is difficult track them when you don't have the resources to do so.

How do communities handle this?

Michael Brown
Village of Montgomery

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