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Welcome to the Randolph County Zoning Office. The Zoning Office was established on July 1, 1991, with the passing of the zoning ordinance by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners. This ordinance is applicable throughout Randolph County, except within the corporate limits of municipalities which have adopted local zoning ordinances. The zoning ordinance regulates lots, structures, uses, and similar matters in order to preserve, protect, and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens and properties of Randolph County. Please read over the information provided at our website. If you have questions, contact our office and we will assist you in any way that we can.
Randolph County Courthouse
#1 Taylor St. Room 207
Chester, IL 62233
Phone: (618) 826-5000 ext. 228
Fax: (618) 826-3750
The Zoning Office is responsible for the general administration and enforcement of the Randolph County Zoning Ordinance, the Randolph County Floodplain Ordinance and the Randolph County Subdivision Ordinance. The Zoning Office issues building permits and initial certificates of zoning compliance applications for any structure built or placed in the unicorporated areas of the county and any municipality which does not carry its own zoning ordinance. We also accept all applications which will go before the Zoning Board of Appeals monthly meeting.
Deeds need to be approved by this department before being filed in the Clerk's office. Straight transfers will be stamped and returned immediately. A parcel split will need to be checked to insure it closes and complies with ordinance #07-16. It will be stamped accordingly. The $25 fee will be collected in this office. To help expedite the process, deeds can be preapproved. They can be delivered or emailed to our office or faxed to the Clerk (618) 826-3750. Then, at the time of filing, the prepared deed can be brought to our office to be stamped and the fee collected at that time. Copies of ordinance #07-16 can be obtained in this office or from the County Clerk.
Denotes specifics of the structure being constructed.
Initial Certificate of Compliance
Ensures that the proposed work conforms to the applicable provisions of the zoning ordinance.
Final Certificate of Compliance
Will be issued when by inspection, the work authorized by the initial certificate of compliance has been completed in accordance with the approved plan.
Zoning Board of Appeals Applications
There are five different applications which can be presented to the board. To determine if your project fits the guidelines for one of these applications, please contact the office.
Randolph County Soil & Water Conservation District Permits
This permit is required as per state law (70 ILCS 405/2202a), in conjunction with any Zoning Board of Appeals application.
A 911 address will be assigned on any new home being constructed. The 911 address will be given at the time the permits are issued.
To petition to have a street or alley vacated.
To petition to have a new road named or renaming of a preexisting road.
Online Randolph County Parcel Map
GIS Development/Tax Map Maintenance
Gathering and updating information, for the development of the Geographic Information System for all of Randolph County. Approving, plotting, and updating new splits to tax maps.