Residents work with the Zoning Administrator when doing any type of building including: new homes, sheds, porches, decks, covered patios and swimming pools to check setbacks, heights, and lot coverage as they apply for a building permit. The department also coordinates all home based business within the City.
Prior to changing the use of an existing building, constructing a new building, a building addition or placing an accessory structure on a lot within City limits or within the mile and 1/2 jurisdiction, a zoning certificate must be secured from the Zoning Administrator. Before a new use of a property is proposed, the current or potential property owner should contact the Zoning Department at 618-357-8775 to verify the zoning of the parcel. After the zoning is identified, the Administrator will assist the owner in interpreting the zoning ordinance to ensure that the proposed change is either a permitted use or a special use.
Click here to download a sample of the Initial Certificate of Zoning - pg1 & pg2
Official Zoning Map
Official Zoning Map (pdf format) …last updated September 3, 2014.
This map should be used for reference purposes only. Please consult with the Zoning Administrator for all official zoning determinations or for additional information.
Click here to view the Zoning Code of Ordinances