Stephenson County, IL
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Board of Stephenson County 9-9-1975 (Ch. 13, Art. I, of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 200.
Body art — See Ch. 214.
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 218.
Burning — See Ch. 224.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 252.
Food establishments — See Ch. 257.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 338.
Solid waste — See Ch. 346.
Inoperable vehicles — See Ch. 376.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 380.
Weeds — See Ch. 388.

§ 309-1 General prohibition.

[Amended 8-11-2016 by Ord. No. 16-08-1449]
A. 
It shall be a nuisance to permit or cause any condition to exist in any place as may create a risk of illness to any person or to the public or may be the source of filth or infestation, unless abated within a reasonable time. No privy, vault, cesspool, catch basin, pond, excavation, shall be permitted to become offensive or dangerous to the health of any person or the public.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to, directly or indirectly, discharge or deliver noxious or infectious matter onto any public right-of-way, public road, or any other public property.
C. 
No person shall discharge, directly or indirectly, untreated domestic sewage into any surface waters of this County. This provision shall apply to effluents and pumping from any septic tank, dry well, cesspool and privies, or sewage holding tanks.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 13-2, Unsanitary privies, vaults, excavations, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 8-10-2011 by Res. No. 11-08-1821.

§ 309-2 Dead and decaying animals and animal matter.

[Amended 8-11-2016 by Ord. No. 16-08-1449]
No animal carcass or butchered animal remnants shall be permitted or suffered to remain a nuisance to any person or the public.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 13-4, Sewage generally, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 8-10-2011 by Res. No. 11-08-1821.

§ 309-3 License or permit suspension or revocation.

[Amended 8-10-2011 by Res. No. 11-08-1821]
In addition to any penalty provided, the Board of Health may, after a hearing affording due process, revoke or suspend any permit or license required by the provisions of the following chapters for the violation of any of their provisions:
Chapter 257, Food Establishments
Chapter 346, Solid Waste
Chapter 391, Wells

§ 309-4 Penalty.

[Amended 5-29-2001 by Ord. No. 01-05-255; 8-10-2011 by Res. No. 11-08-1821]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties, § 1-11.