The current City of Oak Forest Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map was approved in 2014.  It regulates land use, lot size, landscaping, parking and other development related requirements, as well as procedures to request zoning relief from the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. The Community Development Department is responsible for reviewing projects for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and amended it as directed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council.


The Zoning Map (see below) illustrates the zoning districts described in the Zoning Ordinance. The zoning districts and the supporting section of the Zoning Ordinance are linked below:

Article 1 - Title and Purpose
Article 2 - Zoning Districts
Article 3 - Single Family Residential Districts (R1, R2, R3, R4)
Article 4 - Multi-family Residential Districts (R5, R6)
Article 5 - Commercial Districts (C1, C2, C3)
Article 6 - Office District (O1)
Article 7 - Industrial District (I1)
Article 8 - Special Districts 
Article 9 - General Applicability
Part 1 - Accessory Structures and Uses; Home Occupations; Temporary Uses
Part 1-B - Parking and Loading
Part 1-C - Signs
Part 1-D - Landscaping
Part 2 - Supplemental Regulations for Particular Uses
201 - Wireless Services
202 - Automobile Dealerships
Part 3-A - Sexually Oriented Uses
Part 3-B - Massage Establishments
Part 4 - Design Guidelines
Article 10 - Nonconformities
Article 11 - Administration
Section 505 - Design Review
Article 12 - Applicability
Appendix A - Table of Uses

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Zoning Map