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The primary responsibility of the Zoning Office staff is to administer and enforce the Zoning Ordinance (Title 6 of the Evanston City Code).

This includes reviewing all proposals and applications for compliance, processing applications for zoning relief (for example, variances), providing zoning information about properties, and explaining how zoning regulations apply to proposed developments.  The Zoning Office reviews all building permit applications and business licenses for compliance. Staff is available by appointment to review development concepts and to discuss possible uses at a specific site.

How to find the ZONING DISTRICT for a property:

Zoning Map (small)

Click here to use About My Place. Enter the address of the property, and press Get Info. A page of information about the property will be displayed. The Zoning Code will be shown near the center of the page.




Zoning Services

The Zoning Office provides the following services.   Applications are available online or in our office. To download applications, click on links below.  More detailed information may be found on our Zoning Applications page.

Online Forms - Apply Now!

Zoning Staff

To reach a member of the Zoning Staff directly, please contact Zoning Administrator Melissa Klotz or Development Planner Michael Griffith at 847-448-4311. 

How to find the ZONING REGULATIONS for a Zoning District:

Use the City Code. The Zoning Ordinance is Title 6.

Zoning District Summary Sheets

General Information on each zoning districts can be found below:

R1-R3 Residential Districts 

R4-R6 Residential Districts

B1-B3 Business Districts

C1-C2 Commercial Districts

D1-D4 Downtown Districts

I1-I3 Industrial Districts

MU-MUE-MXE Districts

 U1-U3 University Districts