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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

Notice of Public Hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Will County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. or soon thereafter the matter may be heard, in the Will County Office Building located at 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet Illinois to consider changes to various sections of the Will County Zoning Ordinance 155-9.130 (3) and 155-10.10 (11)  Accessory Uses of the Will County Zoning Ordinance- Use of Cargo Containers. For more information about the proposed changes, please contact the Will County Land Use Department, 58 East Clinton Street, Suite 100, Joliet, Illinois (815-740-8140)  (Hugh Stipan, Chairman of the Will County Planning and Zoning Commission).

 

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Notice of Public Hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Will County  Land Use Development  Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. or soon thereafter the matter may be heard, in the Will County Office Building located at 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet Illinois to consider changes to various sections of the Will County StormWater Management Ordinance ( Section 55) and  Water Resource Ordinance,  Chapter 164, Appendix B Firm Panels. For more information about the proposed changes, please contact the Will County Land Use Department, 58 East Clinton Street, Suite 100, Joliet, Illinois (815-740-8140).

 

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Public Notice

Will County Historic Preservation Commission October Meeting Location and Date Change

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE WILL COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS AND DAYS. THE MEETING WAS TO BE HELD AT THE WILL COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING, 302 N. CHICAGO ST., JOLIET, IL ON OCTOBER 3, 2018. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE MOKENA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 11327 195TH STREET, MOKENA, IL 60448 ON OCTOBER 10, 2018. 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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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 September 13, 2018.

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Public Notice

Will County Historic Preservation Commission September Meeting Location Change

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE WILL COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS. THE MEETING WAS TO BE HELD AT THE WILL COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING, 302 N. CHICAGO ST., JOLIET, IL. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE HERITAGE VILLAGE, 249 W. 2ND STREET, LOCKPORT, IL 60441. 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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