The City of Oak Forest Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map were approved in 2014. The Zoning Ordinance 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 Ordinance.
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. 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)
Part 3-A - Sexually Oriented UsesArticle 10 - Nonconformities
Part 3-B - Massage Establishments
Part 4 - Adult-use Cannabis Business Establishments
Article 11 - Administration
Section 505 - Design ReviewArticle 12 - Applicability
Appendix A - Table of Uses
Appendix B - Table of Amendments
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.
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.