Planning Department

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1212 Logan Ave., Suite 102
Belvidere, IL 61008
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M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm

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The Mission of the Boone County Planning Department is to Coordinate a Vision of Growth for the Boone County that incorporates the Need of the Community for Balanced, Controlled and Smart growth.  To Communicate that Vision to the Citizens while Guiding the development community towards the goals of that Vision.

 View our Annual Reports here.


Regional Stormwater Management Plan

On December 21, 2011, the Boone County Board adopted the Regional Stormwater Management Plan.  Please see the links for the final version.


Comprehensive Plan 

The Boone County Planning Commission is currently reviewing the Comprehensive Plan in order to decide if amendments need to be made.   Please click on the Comprehensive Plan link above for the actual Plan.


Land Use Planning

The  Boone County Regional Planning Commission was created to better coordinate the long term vision for  Boone County.  As such the Department assists the Commission in the creation and update of various plans.  Examples of those plans include:


The main tools for bringing the long term visions outlined in the various plans for the area to fruition are the zoning and subdivision ordinances. Boone County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances are available for review here:


Applications for Special Uses, Variances, Rezonings, Subdivisions, Text Amendments, Appeals and Administrative Variances can be found here.

Zoning Maps are available for viewing here.


Other Projects

Often times the Department is asked to assist or coordinate other projects that may not fall under the heading of land use planning or zoning.  Some examples of ongoing or completed projects include: