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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 & Development Meeting Videos

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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

INVITATION TO BID OFFICIAL NOTICE

DEMOLITION OF PROPERTIES

Sealed bids shall be received by the Will County Land Use Department, Development Review Division, 58 E. Clinton Street, Suite 100, Joliet, Illinois 60432 until 3 o'clock p.m. local time on March 29, 2018 at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for:

  1. 25438 S. Sangamon St., Crete, Illinois 60417
  1. 25008 S. Klemme Rd., Crete, Illinois 60417
  1. 1947 E. Steger Rd., Crete, Illinois 60417
  1. 2145 California Ave., Lockport, Illinois 60441
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CDBG/HOME Notice of Funding Availability

Will County anticipates receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Consortium funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the period of October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019 (PY 2018) and is presently accepting proposals for CDBG Public Service and HOME grant funds.

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Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

On or about March 13, 2018 the County of Will shall submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, to undertake the following project: single-family housing rehabilitation project in the City of Joliet in Will County. The project will utilize program year 2017 funds that total $156,900.

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2018 Veteran's Garden Application

2018 Veteran's Garden Application

2018 Veterans Garden Plots Are Available Now! FREE 10 x 10 PLOTS FOR WILL COUNTY VETERANS

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Public Notice

Will County Historic Preservation Commission January 3 Meeting Cancellation

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE WILL COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE MEETING WAS TO BE HELD AT THE WILL COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING, 302 N. CHICAGO ST., JOLIET, IL. THE NEXT HPC MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. AT WILL COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING, 302 N. CHICAGO ST., JOLIET, IL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CALL JANINE FARRELL AT THE WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT, 815-774-7896.

 

SANDY VASKO, CHAIRWOMAN

WILL COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

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