The City of Oak Forest Zoning Code and Zoning Map were approved in 2014. The Zoning Code 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 Zoning Map (see below) illustrates the zoning districts described in the Zoning Code.
The Community Development Department is responsible for reviewing projects for compliance with the Zoning Code and amended as directed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. For development requirements visit the Zoning Applications page.
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-A - Accessory Structures and Uses
Part 1-B - Parking and Loading
Part 1-C - Signs
Part 1-D - Buffers and Landscaping
Part 2 - Supplemental Regulations for Particular Uses
201 - Personal Wireless Services (Towers, Antennas, and Equipment)202 - Automobile Dealerships (New & Used)
203 - Accessory Tattoo Parlor Establishments
Part 3-A - Sexually Oriented Uses
Part 3-B - Massage Establishments
Part 4 - Adult-use Cannabis Business Establishments
Article 10 - Nonconformities
Article 11 - Administration
Section 505 - Design Review
Article 12 - Applicability
Appendix A - Table of Uses
Appendix B - Table of Amendments
Appendix B.1 Table of Amendments
Appendix B.2 Table of Special Use Permits
Appendix B.3 Table of Variations
Appendix C - Commercial Overlay District Map
Appendix D - Gateway Redevelopment Sub-Area Map
Appendix E - Zoning Map
Appendix E.1 Table of Map Amendments
Appendix E.2 Table of Annexations
What zoning category is my property?
Follow the instructions below.
- Enter the address in the search bar in the map below (upper right corner).
- Click the magnifying glass or hit the “Enter” key.
- Click the colored area on top of the property to view pop-up of specific zoning category, type and description.