Planning, Building & Zoning

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WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE, BUT THE PLANNING, BUILDING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT WILL BE ON A LIMITED HOUR SCHEDULE FOR AN UNFORSEEN TIME IN AN EFFORT TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID19. 

WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK DILIGENTLY FOR OUR CITIZENS DURING THIS TIME, BUT WE WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE ANY PICK UP OR DROP OFF OF PAPERWORK, INCLUDING PAYMENTS, IN ADVANCE. WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU TO CALL THE OFFICE TO SCHEDULE SO YOU DO NOT MAKE AN UNNECESSARY TRIP TO THE COUNTY BUILDING.  CALL 630-553-4141 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.

YOU CAN ALSO MAIL YOUR PAPERWORK INTO THE OFFICE WITH THE CORRECT COPIES OR IF YOU WANT TO DROP YOUR PAPERWORK OFF WITHOUT SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT, THERE IS A NEW MAIL SLOT ON THE NORTH FACING SIDE OF THE COUNTY BUILDING FOR YOUR PAPERWORK TO BE DROPPED INTO.  IF YOU HAVE LARGE PLANS OR PLATS, PLEASE HAVE THEM REDUCED TO SMALLER SIZE AND NO LARGER THAN 11X17”.  CALL OR EMAIL THE OFFICE WE CAN DISCUSS OPTIONS IF NEEDED. PLEASE INCLUDE BOTH AN EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER ON ANY PAPERWORK SUBMITTED SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY TO LET YOU KNOW WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR DOCUMENTS.

YOU MAY ALSO REACH US INDIVIDUALLY THROUGH THE PLANNING BUILDING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE.

STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY


The Planning, Building and Zoning Department (PBZ) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the County’s ordinances regulating the development of land in the unincorporated areas of the County and the incorporated villages of Millbrook and Plattville. Overall responsibilities include issuing building permits, responding to complaints involving violations of the county’s development regulations, as well as the development and maintenance of the County’s Land Resource Management Plan (LRMP). PBZ staff also provides support to the County Board and related committees and commissions in reviewing and providing the County Board with recommendations on zoning and subdivision applications, updates to existing development regulations and revisions to the County’s Land Resource Management Plan.

The various functions of the department are divided between the Building Division and Planning and Zoning Division. For an overview of the responsibilities of each division and related ordinances click on the appropriate headings to the left.

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