Zoning Board of Appeals



Prohibition against ex parte communication regarding pending cases

Section 7.4 of the ZBA Bylaws prohibit communications regarding any pending item before the ZBA with any individual outside of the public hearing, including communications with any other Board member, or any member of the County Board, except for purely procedural matters or legal subjects specifically approved by the State’s Attorney’s Office.

If you have questions or comments regarding a pending or future zoning case please contact the Champaign County Planning and Zoning Department at (217) 384-3708 or by email at zoningdept@co.champaign.il.us

Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings



SOLAR FARM UPDATE: The Champaign County Board approved the Solar Farm text amendment at its 8/23/18 meeting.

The following solar farm cases have been approved by the Champaign County Board:

  • 894-S-17 (St Joseph Township Section 12)
  • 897-S-18 (Ludlow Township Section 10)
  • 903-S-18 (Sidney Township Section 11)
  • 907-S-18 (St Joseph Township Section 12)
  • 898-S-18 (Sidney Township Sections 11,12,13,14,15,22,23)
  • 922-S-18 (South Homer Township Section 9)
The following solar farm case was denied by the Champaign County Board:
  • 906-S-18 (St Joseph Township Section 3)


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Zoning Board of Appeals Members:

  • One vacancy as of February 21, 2019 - see Current ZBA Vacancies
  • Thomas Anderson (term ending 11/30/2023)
    Urbana Township
    2206 Brownfield Rd
    Urbana, IL 61802
    (217) 344-6802
  • Frank DiNovo (term ending 11/30/2019)
    St. Joseph Township
    1418A CR 2150 E
    St. Joseph, IL 61873
    (217) 649-6120
  • Ryan Elwell (term ending 11/30/2022)
    Champaign Township
    2205 Brookshire East
    Champaign, IL 61821
    (217) 683-0091
  • Marilyn K. Lee (term ending 11/30/2023)
    South Homer Township
    999 CR 2500E
    Homer, IL 61849
    (217) 896-2379
  • Jim Randol (term ending 11/30/2021)
    Scott Township
    114 E. Center
    Seymour, IL 61875
    (217) 369-6827
  • Larry Wood (term ending 11/30/2023)
    Newcomb Township
    2655 CR 550E
    Mahomet, IL 61853
    (217) 552-6736