If you are thinking of making any home improvements or additions to your residence, you should consult with the City's Economic Development coordinator and the Perry County Planning and Development Director. The Coordinator is responsible for zoning administration, subdivision, multi-family and commercial development, zoning administration, land use regulations, variances, and appeals. The director is responsible for the administration of building which includes plan review for plat approval, building permits.
Any building constructed in Perry County requires a zoning certificate and building permit. Building permits are $5 plus 2 cents per square foot (A 1000 square foot building would cost $5 + [1000 sq ft x .02] = $25.00). All buildings in the city zoning jurisdiction need to have a certificate of zoning compliance ($25) prior to being issued a building permit. For more information or zoning maps please contact the Pinckneyville Economic Development Coordinator.
Pinckneyville Economic Development Coordinator
Perry County Planning and Development Director
Whether you own a resturant or are hosting a special event, you will need to acquire a liquor license if you plan on serving alcohol to your patrons or guests. In Pinckneyville, you are required to have a dual license, one from the city and one from the state. You will need to apply to the City first and it is recommended that you see the City Clerks office at City Hall to begin your process. There are over 29 different license categories many of which will require background checks and notorization. The cost for a City license ranges between $50 and $500 depending on the venue. Information on the State's cost can be found at http://www.state.il.us/lcc/licensediv.asp.
The city of Pinckneyville allows the use of permited utility vehicles and golf carts on our city streets and alleys by our citizens. This not only helps to reduce our dependence on foreign oils but also allows our community a cleaner, quieter and less congested environment for our residents.
In order to operate a golf cart or utility vehicle in the city limits, you must first fill out an application for a permit to operate. Once you complete the application, it must be turned into the City Police Department along with proof of liability insurance, a signed waiver of liability(included with application), and a copy of your Illinois Drivers License. Once your application has been approved, the police Chief will need to inspect your vehicle to be sure it complies with our city ordinance. All of the rules and regulations are as follows:
1. No person shall operate a qualified utility vehicle without first obtaining a permit from the City Police Department.
2. Permits shall be granted for a period of one year and renewed annually.
3. The cost of the permit is Thirty-Five Dollars ( $35.00).
4. Insurance coverage is to be verified by the Police Department and in effect when obtaining or renewing a permit.
5. Every application for a permit shall be made on a form supplied by the City and shall contain the following information:
•Name and address of applicant
•Name of liability insurance carrier
•Serial number, make, model, and description of utility vehicle
•Waiver of liability signed by applicant releasing the City and agreeing to indemnify and hold the City harmless from any and all future claims resulting from the operation their utility vehicle on the City streets
•Photocopy of applicable liability insurance coverage specifically for the vehicle to be operated pursuant to the permit
•Photocopy of the operators current drivers license and
•Such other information as the City may require
6. No permit shall be granted unless the following conditions are met:
•The vehicle must be inspected by the Chief of Police ( or his designee) to ensure that the vehicle is safe to operate on the City streets and is in compliance with this ordinance
•A physically handicapped applicant must submit a certificate signed by a physician certifying that the applicant is able to safely operate a qualified utility vehicle on City streets
•The applicant must provide evidence of insurance in compliance with the provisions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes regarding minimum liability insurance for passenger motor vehicles to be operated on the roads of the State of Illinois.
7. The City may suspend or revoke a permit granted if found that the holder has violated any provision of this ordinance or there is evidence that permittee cannot safely operate a qualified utility vehicle on the designated roadways.
Vehicle Identification and Requirements
A) Any vehicle approved and permitted by the City of Pinckneyville shall be identifiable by the City issued sticker
B) Each utility vehicle must be equipped with:
C) When operated on a designated roadway, a utility vehicle shall have it's head lamps lighted.
A) Any vehicle authorized for use on a public streets by the passage of this ordinance shall be subject to all local and state laws that GENERALLY apply to the respective Motor Vehicle Codes, and any violation of either code will cause the operator of said vehicle to be eligible for criminal prosecution according to the laws of that Code.
B) Any person who violates any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00). Any second or subsequent offenses shall result in the revocation of the permit for a period of not less that three, nor more than five, years. To the extent that any violation of this ordinance also constitutes a violation of a criminal statute of the State of Illinois, then the violator shall also be subject to criminal prosecution.
Miscellaneous: In the event a court of competent jurisdiction declares any particular provision of this ordinance to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this ordinance shall be construed to be valid and enforceable. The invalidity of any part of this ordinance shall not affect any other part or parts thereof.
This page is a general outline of Ordinance 2009-05
To see the ordinance in full or for definitions of terms click here