Planning & Zoning

About Us

The Planning & Zoning Division is responsible for reviewing all development plans and ensuring their adherence to Aurora’s Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance regulates things such as land use, lot size, setbacks, signage, parking, lighting, and landscaping, which help to manage the physical development of our city and the overall well-being of our communities.  Our division also develops neighborhood plans, long-range growth strategies, historic preservation guidelines and city-wide sustainability initiatives.

Our mission is to provide guidance and proper follow-through to the public and City representatives in the development and implementation of the City's policies regarding: 

  • Growth management
  • Land-use regulation
  • Neighborhood stabilization
  • Promotion of redevelopment
  • Proper balance/distribution of land uses
  • Zoning enforcement 

Development Services Team


The Planning & Zoning Division together with the Engineering, Building & Permits, and Economic Development Departments make up the City of Aurora's Development Services Team. This team of representatives meets with residents and developers before plans are submitted to answer any project related questions the petitioner may have and to inform them of our review and approval processes.

Helpful Zoning Tools

My Place


The My Place tool is a virtual mapping application that provides residents with useful information related to where the residents lives, as well as other addresses in Aurora. 

With My Place you can find out your address information, ward, trash pickup, nearest fire station, local library, schools nearby and school district information, park district, county, and more! 

Try the My Place Tool

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Property Zoning Search


The Property Zoning Search tool provides the general public and other interested parties access to searchable and interactive information about property zoning within City of Aurora, IL jurisdiction.

To get this information, click a feature on the map or search by entering address, or Parcel ID (PIN) after clicking the magnifying glass.

Try the Property Zoning Search Tool

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Zoning Map Books


View the 2017 and other past zoning map books

​Zoning Ordinance

The City of Aurora Zoning Ordinance is available in PDF format for downloading or viewing online. To download, please right-click the link and choose "Save as..." and save the PDF to your computer. A PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, is required to view the document. 

Please note the "Last Revision" Ordinance Number, and please check back on a regular basis to ensure you have the latest version saved to your computer.

Land Use Inquiries


For more specific planning & zoning questions:  complete our online Land Use Inquiry (LUI) form. One of our planners will research your query and get back to you!  Please complete the form with as much detail as possible and allow us 3-5 business days to respond.