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Contact Information

Will County Land Use Department
58 East Clinton St., Suite 100
Joliet, IL 60432

Ph: 815.774.3321

Will County 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

Substantial Amendment to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, Program Year 2019 Action Plan, and Citizen Participation Plan For Will County

The following is a summary and draft language that amends the 2015-19 Consolidated Plan and 2019 Annual Action Plan.

Nina Campbell 0 697

On March 27th, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) to support preparation for and response to the community impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and identified additional funding for the County through is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The County anticipates to receive $2,308,923 in CDBG-CV3 and $973,315 in ESG-CV2 funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Any changes to a Consortium Action Plan or Consolidated Plan that meet the definition of substantial amendment to their Consolidated Plan and Action Plan must be discussed and made available to the general public in a format as contained in the approved Citizen Participation Plan contained in the Plan.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CURRENT WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT OFFICE POLICIES

Janine Wilkosz 0 970

Effective Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Will County Land Use Department will begin allowing additional limited public access to the 1st floor office which includes public interaction at the workstations. We desire to maintain a safe workplace and adopt practices protecting the health of employees and customers while ensuring the continuity of business operations.

  • The Department will maintain normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are located at 58 E. Clinton St., Suite 100, Joliet, IL 60432.
  • All customers entering the office must check their temperature at the temperature check station.
  • All customers must wear face coverings.
  • Customer capacity is limited to six (6).
  • Permanent sneeze guards have been installed at workstations and the reception counter on the 1st floor.
  • Customers will only be allowed to interact with staff at the 1st floor workstations.
  • The Department encourages customers to use the online permitting portal and to conduct business by mail, E-mail, or telephone. You can access the portal through this link: https://co-will-il.smartgovcommunity.com/Public/Home
  • Inspections are being performed in accordance with office protocol which is posted on the portal. 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. These operational guidelines are consistent with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations. Operations of the Will County Land Use Department fall under both Essential Infrastructure (construction, sold waste and recycling, etc.) and Essential Government Functions. For inquiries and questions, please call (815) 774-3321.

NOTICE: VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION FOR MAY 5, 2021 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Janine Wilkosz 0 580

In accordance with Tier 1 mitigation efforts instituted for Region 7, the May 5, 2021 Will County Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held via videoconference/telephonically through the Webex Events platform. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. While the Will County Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet will be open, a limited number of 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=e59826b199ca75ae54da24d65d319d713 and click "Join Now.”

EMAIL COMMENTS: Public comments will be taken via email in advance of the meeting. Please email hpc@willcountyillinois.com with your comments. Your email will be read into the record during the May 5 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 187 679 2780.

The agenda will be available for download a week prior to the meeting 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.

Demolition of Properties - Invitation to Bid

Nina Campbell 0 1195

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 January 28, 2021, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud via a WebEx Meeting for:

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

Nina Campbell 0 1597

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.  

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