The setbacks for a property depend on the zoning and improvement you are wanting to make. You can view a table of the City’s setbacks, height, and area requirements. If you have questions about your setbacks or zoning, you can contact the Planning and Zoning division.
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Please report animal related issues to Effingham County Animal Control by calling (217) 347-5695.
If you believe there is a property maintenance issue (such as junk accumulation or tall grass) or building code violation, you can report the issue and we’ll look into it.
The City’s interactive zoning map is online. You can also view the full zoning ordinance in our online municipal code. If you have questions about your zoning, you can contact the Planning and Zoning division. If you are a business looking for available properties contact our Economic Development department.
Effingham’s local municipal code is available online. Recently passed codes may not be in the online system yet. You can find them either in recent City Council meeting archives or by contacting the City Clerk.
The City of Effingham is a great place to start or grow a business. Our Economic Development department is here to answer any questions regarding starting or expanding a business in our community.