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Divisions
The Administration and Planning Division provides three major functions: Coordinating effective communication between the General Public and the other Divisions of the Will County Land Use Department through the Administration Section. Developing land use plans and ordinances and maintaining important land use and growth data through the Long Range Planning Section.
The Building Division is responsible for administering and enforcing both commercial and residential building codes and standards adopted by the Will County Board. The Division's main focus is issuing permits and performing inspections to ensure compliance with the adopted codes.
The Community Development Division strives to preserve, develop and improve the quality of life in our unincorporated neighborhoods and communities. The focus remains to maintain a balance between accessibility, livability, and affordability all within a healthy and safe environment. The Grants Section of the Division utilizes grant funds it receives from federal and state government sources to carry out various community development activities that also aide in providing decent housing, suitable living environments and more importantly improved community facilities and services focused on potable drinking water and sanitary sewer improvements. The Enforcement Section of the Division is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the property maintenance, building and zoning codes that aide in providing decent housing and a suitable living environment.
The Development Review Division, comprised of the Current Planning & Zoning group and the Subdivision Engineering group, has an important role in the development life cycle of both the man made and natural assets in unincorporated Will County by administering and implementing the Will County ordinances and adopted plans listed below. It also supports and assists the Land Use and Development Committee, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Will County Stormwater Management Planning Committee.
The Resource Recovery and Energy Division is a division of the Land Use Department, that responds to complaints, answers thousands of calls each year, presents information to over 10,000 children and adults, staffs booths at health fairs, community celebrations and more while also providing special collection events. In addition, the office assists municipalities and townships with curbside collection contracts and drop-off sites, helps schools expand their waste reduction and recycling efforts, works with businesses to improve their recycling and energy efficiency and offers a website filled with information on recycling, energy savings information and more.
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Land Use Department

Personnel of the Will County Land Use Department are charged by the County Executive and the County Board to serve as the citizens' land use stewards, providing guidance and assistance for the lifecycle development of the built and natural environments within unincorporated and, in some instances, incorporated portions of the County. The individual and collective efforts of Land Use team members accomplish this charge through efficient and effective planning, regulatory and procedural systems that are applied in a transparent, consistent, equitable and courteous manner.

Land Use Announcements

Will County Implements Online Permitting

Will County Implements Online Permitting

New program will improve citizen access to permitting processes

     The Will County Land Use Department has announced implementation of their new cloud-based permitting system.  The new system is designed to increase efficiency and make the Land Use permitting process more user-friendly.

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Public Notice: 2017 Will County Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule

The Will County Historic Preservation Commission meets regularly the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Read more

2017 Program Year HOME and CDBG Public Service Applications

2017 Program Year HOME and CDBG Public Service Applications

Applications must be submitted by May 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to the Will County Community Development Division, 58 E. Clinton St., Suite 100, Joliet, IL.  Proposals may be mailed or hand delivered.  

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Public Hearing: Will County Planning & Zoning Commission 12.06.16

Public Hearing: Will County Planning & Zoning Commission 12.06.16

Public Hearing:   December 6, 2016   Will County Planning and Zoning Commission

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Public Notice Will County Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Change

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the Will County Historic Preservation Commission will hold its regular December meeting at Smokey Barque, 20 Kansas St., Frankfort, IL 60423. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please contact Janine Wilkosz at the Will County Land Use Department (815)774-7896.

 

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