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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 DISPLAY AND COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND PY2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2020 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 FOR WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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The County intends to submit its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and its PY 2020 Annual Action Plan in the amount of $2,115,135 for Community Development Block Grant funds and $1,254,075 for HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) CONSORTIUM funds, and $146,094 for ESG program.  These amounts are based on published HUD allocations.  The County Action Plan includes spending of HOME Consortium funds in Will County, the City of Joliet and Village of Bolingbrook.  The 2020-24 Consolidated Plan and FY 2020 Annual Action Plan will be submitted to HUD on or before September 15, 2020.  

Attendee Information for Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Will County Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

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The August 4, 2020 Will County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held in-person at 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL, in the second floor County Board Room. To ensure everyone's safety and to be in compliance with Phase 4 protocols, all attendees (including staff and Commissioners) must wear face coverings, social distancing protocols will be in place, and a maximum of only 50 people will be permitted inside the County Board Room. Attendees who cannot be accommodated inside the room will wait in the common areas, spaced apart, and called in when the case that they are interested in hearing is going to be presented. The podium and other surfaces in the room will be sanitized after each individual's use. As always, the public is welcome to submit comments by emailing zoning@willcountyillinois.com. In the email, please identify which case the comments are related to. These comments will be read into the record by staff.

Should you need alternative accommodations due to COVID, please contact our office at (815) 740-8140.  

Notice: June 3, 2020 Will County Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Cancelled

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE WILL COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2020 AT 7:30 P.M. HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE LANDMARK NOMINATION OF THE PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS ST. PAUL’S CEMETERY AND LOCATED AT 5323 W. MARGARET ST., MONEE, IL 60449; PIN: 21-14-21-341-001-0000, 21-14-21-343-010-0000 WILL NOW BE HEARD ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 AT 7:00PM AT THE VILLAGE OF MONEE PARK BUILDING, 5162 W. COURT ST., MONEE, IL 60449. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT STAFF AT THE WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPT. AT (815) 774-7905.

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