Planning and Zoning

Dee Dee Rentmeister - Interim Zoning Administrator

Welcome to the DeWitt County Planning & Zoning website. The DeWitt County Board adopted zoning regulations August 8, 1972 in order to promote & protect the public health, safety, comfort and general welfare of the people.

201 West Washington Street Clinton, Illinois 61727 

Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are by appointment only.
(217) 935-7775
(217) 935-7770

The zoning code serves two purposes. First it explains the zoning rules that apply to each of the zoning Districts. These rules establish a list of permitted land uses in each District plus a series of specific standards for the permitted land uses that govern lot size, height of buildings, required yards and setbacks from property lines and rights-of-way. Second, the code sets forth the procedures for administering the zoning ordinance and establishes the roles and responsibilities of the zoning applicants, Zoning Administrator, Regional Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Elected Officials.

Since 1978, it has been the stated policy of the County of DeWitt through its Department of Planning and Zoning & DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department to condition the issuance of any building permits upon the Health Departments approval of the plans and provisions for proper handling of water.

Copies of the DeWitt County Zoning Code and DeWitt County Subdivision regulations may be obtained online, or by contacting the Planning and Zoning office.

Other duties of this office include Floodplain management for the unincorporated areas, Plat officer and Subdivision review.

Online Building Permits are Now Available!

Doc app

Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by HEADER in Ascending Order within category

Planning and Zoning Documents4 documents

  • Adopted Solar Ordinance
    document Header Adopted Solar Ordinance
  • Adopted Wind Ordinance
    document Header Adopted Wind Ordinance
  • Case A39-2024
    document Header Case A39-2024
    Commercial Wind Energy Conversion
  • DeWitt County Comprehensive Plan
    document Header DeWitt County Comprehensive Plan

Planning and Zoning Forms8 documents

  • Area Regulations
    document Header Area Regulations
  • Fees
    document Header Fees
  • Final Plat Plan Checklist
    document Header Final Plat Plan Checklist
  • Permit Application
    document Header Permit Application
  • Preliminary Plat Plan Checklist
    document Header Preliminary Plat Plan Checklist
  • Rezoning Application
    document Header Rezoning Application
  • Special Use Application
    document Header Special Use Application
  • Variance Application
    document Header Variance Application