Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Division I - Title

Unless oth­er­wise pro­vid­ed here­in, this Code applies to acts per­formed with­in the cor­po­rate lim­its of the Coun­ty. Pro­vi­sions of this Code shall apply to acts per­formed out­side the cor­po­rate lim­its of the munic­i­pal­i­ties and up to the lim­its pre­scribed by law, where the law con­fers pow­er on the Coun­ty to reg­u­late such par­tic­u­lar acts inside the cor­po­rate lim­its of the munic­i­pal­i­ty.

It shall be deemed unlaw­ful for any per­son to alter, change, replace or deface in any way, any sec­tion or any page of this Code in such a man­ner that the mean­ing of any phrase or order may be changed or omit­ted.

Replace­ment pages may be insert­ed accord­ing to the offi­cial instruc­tions when so autho­rized by the Coun­ty Board. The Clerk shall see that the replace­ment pages are prop­er­ly insert­ed in the offi­cial copies main­tained in the office of the Clerk.

Any per­son hav­ing in his cus­tody an offi­cial copy of this Code shall make every effort to main­tain said Code in an up-to-date and effi­cient man­ner. He shall see to the imme­di­ate inser­tion of new or replace­ment pages when such are deliv­ered to him or made avail­able to him through the office of the­Coun­ty­Clerk. The Code books, while in actu­al pos­ses­sion of offi­cials and oth­er inter­est­ed per­sons shall be and remain the prop­er­ty of the Coun­ty of Union and shall be returned to the office of the Clerk upon ter­mi­na­tion of office or sep­a­ra­tion of duties.

Any ordi­nance amend­ing this Coun­ty Code shall set forth the arti­cle, chap­ter, and sec­tion num­ber of the sec­tion or sec­tions to be amend­ed, and this shall con­sti­tute a suf­fi­cient com­pli­ance with any statu­to­ry require­ment per­tain­ing to the amend­ment or revi­sion by ordi­nance of any part of this Coun­ty Code. All such amend­ments or revi­sions by ordi­nance shall be imme­di­ate­ly for­ward­ed to the cod­i­fiers and the ordi­nance mate­r­i­al shall be pre­pared for inser­tion in its prop­er place in each copy of this Coun­ty Code. Each such replace­ment page shall be prop­er­ly iden­ti­fied and shall be insert­ed in each indi­vid­ual copy of the Coun­ty Code on an annu­al basis.

ACCEPTANCEThe Coun­ty Code as here­by pre­sent­ed in print­ed form shall here­after be received with­out fur­ther proof in all courts and in all admin­is­tra­tive tri­bunals of this State as the ordi­nances of the Coun­ty of gen­er­al and per­ma­nent effect, except the exclud­ed ordi­nances enu­mer­at­ed in Sec­tion 1‑1‑8.

Upon the adop­tion by the Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers, this Coun­ty Code is here­by declared to be and shall here­after con­sti­tute the offi­cial “Revised Code of Ordi­nances of Union Coun­ty”.  The Revised Code of Ordi­nances shall be known and cit­ed as the “Coun­ty Code”, and it is here­by pub­lished by author­i­ty of the Coun­ty Board and shall be kept up‑to‑date as pro­vid­ed in Sec­tion 1‑1‑3 under the direc­tion of the State’s Attor­ney, act­ing for the Coun­ty Board. Any ref­er­ence to the num­ber of any sec­tion con­tained here­in shall be under­stood to refer to the posi­tion of the same num­ber, its appro­pri­ate chap­ter and arti­cle head­ing and to the gen­er­al penal­ty clause relat­ing there­to as well as to the sec­tion itself when ref­er­ence is made to this Coun­ty Code by title in any legal doc­u­ment.