Attorney General Opinions

This page provides access to the Opinions of the Illinois Attorney General as related to land use and planning from 1971 until the present. To learn more or view the Statement of Policy of the Attorney General on furnishing written opinions visit www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov.

Title Description URL
S500

Compatibility: Regional Planning Commission

Compatibility: Regional Planning Commission

S419

County Board Member Serving as Mayor, Zoning Board or Planning Commission

County Board Member Serving as Mayor, Zoning Board or Planning Commission

11-05

Applicability of Municipal and County Zoning Ordinances to School Districts

Applicability of Municipal and County Zoning Ordinances to School Districts

05-02

Fees for Accessing Information Contained in a Geographic Information System

Fees for Accessing Information Contained in a Geographic Information System

02-06

Certification of New Enterprise Zones

Certification of New Enterprise Zones

99-20

Jurisdictions Over Property Subject to an Annexation Agreement

Jurisdictions Over Property Subject to an Annexation Agreement

98-13

Effect of Municipal Annexation Agreements on County Zoning

Effect of Municipal Annexation Agreements on County Zoning

98-12

Real Estate: Plat Act

Real Estate: Plat Act

98-08

Application of County Zoning Regulations to Interstate Crude Oil Pipelines

Application of County Zoning Regulations to Interstate Crude Oil Pipelines

97-13

Compatibility of Office: City Plan Commissioner and Township Trustee

Compatibility of Office: City Plan Commissioner and Township Trustee

96-03

Counties: Authority to Establish Setbacks from Property Lines

Counties: Authority to Establish Setbacks from Property Lines

96-01

Inspections of Farm Residences in Areas Zoned for Agriculture or Floodplains

Inspections of Farm Residences in Areas Zoned for Agriculture or Floodplains

94-18

Use of Fees Charged Applicants for Regional Pollution Control Facilities

Use of Fees Charged Applicants for Regional Pollution Control Facilities

93-03

Authority of Counties to Regulate the Mining of Fossil Fuels Through Zoning

Authority of Counties to Regulate the Mining of Fossil Fuels Through Zoning

91-34

Authority to Implement Solid Waste Recycling Programs in Incorporated Areas

Authority to Implement Solid Waste Recycling Programs in Incorporated Areas

91-27

Applicability of County Zoning Ordinance to Construction by Library District

Applicability of County Zoning Ordinance to Construction by Library District

91-19

Authority to Regulate Structures on Land Used for Agricultural Purposes

Authority to Regulate Structures on Land Used for Agricultural Purposes

91-06

Use of General Corporate Fund to Purchase Open Space Lands

Use of General Corporate Fund to Purchase Open Space Lands

82-37

Amenability of Drainage District to County Floodplain Ordinance

Amenability of Drainage District to County Floodplain Ordinance

81-14

Airport Zoning Act: Land Use and Height Restriction

Airport Zoning Act: Land Use and Height Restriction

S1455

Non-Conforming Uses Authorized by County Zoning Enabling Act

Non-Conforming Uses Authorized by County Zoning Enabling Act

S1377

Counties: Zoning Agriculture Uses

Counties: Zoning Agriculture Uses

S1363

Due Process Requirements for Consideration of Zoning Amendment

Due Process Requirements for Consideration of Zoning Amendment

S1306

Regional Planning Commission Contracts

Regional Planning Commission Contracts

S1259

Zoning: Approval of Proposed Planned Unit Development

Zoning: Approval of Proposed Planned Unit Development

S1253

County Zoning Ordinance Amendment: Majority for Passage

County Zoning Ordinance Amendment: Majority for Passage

S1252

Petition for Amendment of a County Zoning Ordinance

Petition for Amendment of a County Zoning Ordinance

S1228

Counties: Power to Regulate Plats of Land Located Within Municipalities

Counties: Power to Regulate Plats of Land Located Within Municipalities

S1143

Power of County Boards to Regulate Plats

Power of County Boards to Regulate Plats

S994

Municipal Corporations: Annexation of Adjacent Highways

Municipal Corporations: Annexation of Adjacent Highways

S914

Permit for Surface Mining Land not Zoned for Mining

Permit for Surface Mining Land not Zoned for Mining

S801

Counties: Zoning Withing 1 1/2 Miles of a City

Counties: Zoning Withing 1 1/2 Miles of a City

S768

Counties Sudivision Plats

Counties Sudivision Plats

S722

County Zoning

County Zoning

S694

Zoning: Agricultural Uses

Zoning: Agricultural Uses

S493

Counties: Power to Develop Real Property Into a Park Site

Counties: Power to Develop Real Property Into a Park Site