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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.

SmartGov Public Portal

The Will County Land Use Department maintains a cloud-based permitting system.  Through this online system, contractors and applicants apply for permits, submit documents, schedule inspections, pay fees, print their permit, and view detailed information regarding their permits.  To access the Will County Land Use Department SmartGov Public Portal, please click on the link below.

Apply & View Permits Online


Land Use Announcements

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CURRENT WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT OFFICE POLICIES

Janine Wilkosz 0 1244

Effective November 16, 2020, the Will County Land Use Department will implement the following operational guidelines consistent with recent Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations and Executive Winfrey’s closing of the Will County Office Building. Operations of the Will County Land Use Department fall under both Essential Infrastructure (construction, sold waste and recycling, etc.) and Essential Government Functions.

We desire to maintain a safe workplace and adopt practices protecting the health of employees and customers while ensuring the continuity of business operations. Therefore, the following is a summary of revised Will County Land Use Department general operational guidelines effective Monday, November 16:

  • All Department Offices are closed to the general public.
  • The Department will maintain normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with reduced in-office staffing. Those Department staff not present in the office will continue to work remotely.
  • The Department encourages customers to use the online permitting portal and to conduct business by mail, email, or telephone. You can access the portal through this link: https://co-will-il.smartgovcommunity.com/Public/Home
  • The Department will make available a drop box in the first floor waiting area for the submittal of hard copy permits and documents. This is extremely limited access.
  • Inspections are being performed in accordance with office protocol which is posted on the portal. Inspection availability may also be limited. You can also use the portal to schedule inspections or call us at (815) 774-3321. Please include your contact information, permit number, property address, the specific inspection(s) being requested, and a desired inspection date.

The Will County Land Use Department appreciates your patience and understanding during this time. For inquiries and questions, please call (815) 774-3321.

NOTICE: VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION FOR DECEMBER 1, 2020 PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

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In accordance with the recent Tier 3 mitigation efforts instituted for Region 7, the December 1, 2020 Will County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held via videoconference/telephonically through the Webex Events platform. The meeting begins at 6:30pm. While the Will County Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet will be open, only ten people will be allowed inside which includes staff, Commissioners, applicants, and the public. Applicants and the public are encouraged to participate remotely by attending the virtual meeting, submitting comments before the meeting via email, or calling in during the meeting. 

ATTEND REMOTELY: Go to https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecf42ede0e75e5f3bed60ac07f7543237 and click "Join Now”.

EMAIL COMMENTS: Public comments will be taken via email in advance of the meeting. Please email zoning@willcountyillinois.com with your comments and reference the zoning case number or address of the property in your email. Your email will be read into the record during the December 1 meeting by Land Use Department staff.

PHONE COMMENTS: Public comments can be made during the meeting by calling (408) 418-9388 and entering access code 146 855 1193.  

The agenda is available for download here: http://willcountyil.iqm2.com/citizens/calendar.aspx?view=calendar&

Please note that should you call into the meeting or join remotely, you will be muted upon entering by the host. You will be unmuted at the appropriate time to make a comment.

For further information regarding this notice, please contact the Will County Land Use Department, Development Review Division at (815) 740-8140.

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.  

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

Janine Wilkosz 0 703

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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