Planning & Zoning

On June 10, 2021, the Peoria County Board approved amendments to the Building & Property Maintenance Code of the Peoria County Code. Click here to read the Official News Release.

Please read below regarding how service delivery is changing in Planning & Zoning in response to COVID-19.

Effective January 25, 2021, the Department of Planning & Zoning will re-open to the public. Appointments will be required for all services.  Face masks are also required when inside the building.

Scheduling an appointment will allow both you and our staff to help maintain better social distancing and also help you feel confident that the person you need to see will be available.  If your question or issue could easily be handled over the phone or by email, please do so. 

Building permits will continue to be accepted digitally. All digital submittals may be emailed to  A building permit application must be submitted along with the rest of the submittal requirements for your project.  To find out what kind of information is applicable to your particular project and to fill out an application, please select “Permits” from the menu on the left and continue to follow those guidelines along with the digital submittal guidelines referenced above. Incomplete submittals will not be sent for plan review.  Please note that digital plans must be readable/clear for plan review to take place.  Plans will then need to be reviewed and approved before a permit can be issued.   

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact the office by calling 309-672-6915 from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.

For more information regarding inspections, click here to go to the Building Inspections page.

For more information regarding permitting, click here to go to the Permits page.

Please continue checking our website daily for any updates that might be made regarding this evolving situation.

Peoria County Planning and Zoning serves unincorporated properties in Peoria County.

We the members of Peoria County's Planning and Zoning Department agree to properly manage East Buildingand preserve the County's land resources for the future, to preserve agricultural land and environmentally sensitive areas in order to maintain the rural character, history, and tradition of the county, to protect the rights of land holders and the general welfare of the community by monitoring and directing growth through the implementation of the county's land use plans and ordinances; and to facilitate a partnership with the community by encouraging public involvement and providing efficient and effective services.  

If you are working with a specific member of our staff on a project or if you have specific questions about your project/issue, please call the office to set up a time to meet with someone to ensure that they will be available when you arrive.  This will ensure that the appropriate person(s) will be available to discuss your project/issue.