Westmont, IL asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Illinois

Q: Hi I wanted to buy a vacant land on the corner of a residential block (residential lot). Can I rent it for parking space

I plan to build a business/home tax office in the later future. I wanted to know if that's legal to do before I commit to buying the land. I wanted to rent parking spaces just temp. to make money but that's only short term while I gather money to build home/business.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If you are in a city, the city's zoning laws control land use.

You need to go see the Zoning Office and find out what you can do with that lot.

Sometimes you can apply for variances but that is another matter.

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