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Drainage Compliance

Adoption of Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance

On July 10, 2012 the Lake County Board adopted 94 amendments to the County-wide Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO).  The amendment is currently effective and includes the minimum County-wide standards for regulated development.  The amendments address FEMA, IEPA, and NPDES mandates; floodplain; wetland; drain tile; and administrative related clarifications and enhancements with respect to development. 

All communities in Lake County are required to adopt the revised ordinance by October, 8, 2012 as a requirement of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and to maintain community certification status. The Village of Deerfield is currently a Class 6 community with respect to the NFIP and is designated a “Certified Community” by the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC).  Certified Communities are those communities that have been delegated authority by the SMC under the WDO to administer all, or portions of, the WDO within their community limits. 

As part of the Village of Deerfield's policy on adopting new ordinances this item will be available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days.  A hard copy of the ordinance is available at the Village Hall: 850 Waukegan Road Deerfield Illinois 60015.

Adoption of Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance

You can view the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO) by clicking here.


Site Grading and Drainage Ordinance

The Village of Deerfield has developed a user guide to assist in the uniform interpretation of the subject ordinance. These requirements and procedures establish a basis for the Village to utilize in the administration of the ordinances of the Village of Deerfield.

Site Grading and Drainage Ordinance Manual



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