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Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals' purpose is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of Lyons residents, and to minimize losses resulting from periodic inundation or flooding. They are authorized to do the following:
Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety, or property in times of flooding or cause undue increases in flood heights or velocities. 
Require uses vulnerable to floods, including public facilities which serve such uses, be provided with flood protection at the time of construction
Protect individuals from buying lands which are unsuited for intended purposes because of flood hazards
and; Assure that eligibility is maintained for property owners in the community to purchase flood insurance in the National Flood Insurance Program.

If you wish to find a location for your business, visit City Hall at 217 East Avenue South and request to view the City of Lyons Zoning Ordinance. This ordinance clarifies which types of businessmen can be located in which zones. 

The complete Zoning Ordinance is available in the document center and if you wish to make a zoning change to the Zoning Board, you can download a Zoning Change Request as well.

To view an enlarged Zoning and Floodplain Map click on this link. A Color version of the zoning map can be found here (it is a large file so be patient).
City of Lyons 2012 zoning map Small

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