Zoning Board of Appeals

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The Zoning Board of Appeals is a governmental agency with a Board made up of seven Members: five voting members who shall be appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners w/ advice and consent of the Cook County Board of Commissioners; and two Ex-Officio non-voting Members. Their primary duty is to aid the public in considering all rezoning appeals pertaining to land uses in the unincorporated areas.    

The Zoning Board of Appeals is conscientious of cultural conditions in all communities. The Board’s first concern is the interest of the public when determining zoning requests, whether it be the applicants views or that of the objectors.  

Zoning Board Members

  • Judith E. Hamill
  • Anthony A. Iosco
  • Paul J. Montes
  • Henry Oszakiewski
  • Barrett F. Pedersen
  • Frank Aguilar, Ex-officio Member
  • Deputy Bureau Chief-Economic Development, Ex-officio Member

Learn more about the Unincorporated Cook County Zoning Requirements application, which assists users in discovering if a property is in unincorporated Cook County.

Public Hearings

Regular meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals will occur at 69 W. Washington St., 22nd Floor Conference Room, Chicago, IL, 60602 at 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Hearing dates and agendas for 2024:

Hearing dates and agendas for 2023:

Hearing dates and agendas for 2022:

Hearing dates and agendas for 2021:

Hearing dates and agendas for 2020:

Hearing dates and agendas for 2019:

Click here for the Public Hearing Archive

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Main Office
Location Phone
Location Fax
Location Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed

Agency Head

James Wilson, Secretary