Zoning Board of Appeals

Mary Ann Ostendorf, Chair 1203 IL Rte. 26 N. Freeport, IL 61032
Garrett Miller, Alternate 7380 E. Montague Rd. German Valley, IL 61039
Kerry Weber 5625 S. Clover Rd. Freeport, IL 61032
John Vogt 1420 Woodside Dr. Freeport, IL 61032
Patrick A. Foley, Alternate 1617 N. Rees Rd. Pearl City, IL 61062
Marty Zamudio 8350 N. Korth Rd. McConnell, IL 61050
Michael Lehmann 109 Rollin Dr.  Lena, IL 61048
Nicole Shere, Secretary 295 W. Lamm Rd. Freeport, IL 61032 815-599-0344

Guide to the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a five-member citizen board organized under the zoning ordinance to hear several types of zoning issues:

  • Request for changes in zoning classification (map amendments)
  • Permission for certain uses under zoning named as special uses in the zoning ordinance
  • Request for relief from specific requirements of the ordinance through variance requests
  • Appeal of a determination made by the director of building and zoning

A citizen may apply for a public hearing, pay a filing fee, and present his/her case to the ZBA. In some instances, the ZBA makes a final decision on the request, but in most instances, the ZBA makes a recommendation to the full County Board for their final consideration.

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