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DeKalb County Code

The DeKalb County Code changes need to be approved by the County Board. The Board’s normal meeting date is the third Wednesday evening of a month. 

The Code has been updated through Ordinance #O2023-012, dated May 17, 2023.  County Board actions have been reviewed for Code changes up through June 21, 2023, and no further updates have been passed.

Chapter 1: Governance

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Table of Contents

Forest Preserve District Code


Chapter 2: County Board Rules

Chapter 3: Administration

Chapter 4: Indemnification 

Chapter 5: County Operations

Chapter 6: Ethics

Chapter 7: Taxation

Chapter 8: Court Fees

Chapter 9: Sheriff’s Merit Commission

Chapter 10: Preservation of County Government History

Chapter 11: Law Library

Chapter 12: Sycamore Campus Parking

Chapter 13: Code Enforcement

Chapter 14: Buildings and Building Regulations

Chapter 15: Traffic and Vehicles

Chapter 16: Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 17: Raffles and Poker Runs

Chapter 18: Dogs and Cats

Chapter 21: E-911 System

Chapter 22: Civil Emergencies

Chapter 23: Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan

Chapter 30: Environmental Nuisances

Chapter 32: Stormwater Management

Chapter 34: Fire Prevention and Protection

Chapter 38: Health and Sanitation

Chapter 39: Water Wells

Chapter 40: Sewers and Sewage Disposal

Chapter 41: Solid Waste

Chapter 50: Planning

Chapter 51: House Numbering

Chapter 52: Subdivisions

Chapter 53: Zoning

Chapter 54: Roads and Bridges

Chapter 55: Cable Communications

Chapter 56: Wireless Telecommunications Facilities

Chapter 59: Regional Pollution Control Facility Siting Ordinance

Chapter 95: Code Codification and Structure


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