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Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals to the interpretation of the zoning ordinances and requests for special exceptions to, or variations from, the regulations of the Zoning Ordinance. The board also holds a public hearing and makes a recommendation to the City Council on petitions for variations of use. The Director of Planning is Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals, and petitions may be filed at the Planning Division office.

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Plan Commission

The Plan Commission is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the General Development Plan for the City of Joliet. The Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council on all petitions for zoning reclassification, annexations, plats of subdivision, planned unit developments and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. The Director of Community Development is the Secretary to the Commission and all petitions for review by the Plan Commission are filed in the Community Development office.

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Joliet Historic Preservation Commission

The Joliet Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is an advisory board to the City which was established with the Historic Preservation Ordinance of 1990 and subsequent amendments.  The JHPC evaluates historic properties and structures for nomination as Local Landmarks, or part of Local Historic Districts. Once nominated, the Commission recommends to the City Council the properties or structures that should be designated as Local Landmarks or as Local Historic Districts; the City Council then makes the final determination.

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Community Development 
Kendall Jackson, Director 
150 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432 
Second Floor, South Wing 
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday 
(815) 724-4040 
Fax: (815) 724-4056