Current Fees

Current Filing Fees for Zoning Cases

Please note: Fees are subject to change by County Board action. Please contact the Building and Zoning Department at (309) 888-5160 to verify fees.

Cost of Publication of Legal Notice

In addition to the below fees, the cost of publishing any notice required to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county will be paid by the applicant prior to the case being heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Exemptions From Fees

Any application by the County Board, a committee of the County Board, or the Regional Planning Commission is exempt from the below fees.

Appeals

There is no filing fee for an appeal. However, an applicant is responsible for the cost of publication of any notice required to be published prior to any appeal being heard by the Board of Appeals.

Map amendments and special uses (based on property area)

Type of Zoning Case Fee
Less than 2 acres $400
2-15 acres $450
15-25 acres $550
25-80 acres $650
80-100 acres $700
More than 100 acres $700  (plus $7 per acre for each acre over 100 acres)
Non-commercial parks and outdoor recreation areas (regardless of property area or owner) $275
Text amendments $500
Variations $350
Administrative Variations $150

Building Permit Fees

Additions to Single Family Dwellings (including but not limited to attached garages, based on square feet of lot area covered)

Type of Permit Fee
Less than 650 square feet $115
At least 650 square feet but less than 1,200 square feet $130
At least 1,200 square feet but less than 2,500 square feet $165
2,500 square feet or more $300

Detached Buildings accessory to and on the same lot as a single family dwelling, based on square feet of lot covered by such building

Type of Permit Fee
Less than 250 square feet $90
At least 250 square feet but less than 650 square feet $115
At least 650 square feet but less than 1200 square feet $130
At least 1200 square feet but less than 2500 square feet $165
2500 square feet or more $300

Business or Advertising Signs

Type of Permit Fee
Gross area of less than 50 square feet $95
Gross area of 50-200 square feet $115
Gross area of 200 square feet or more $135
Single-Family Dwellings (Regardless of size) $375
Structures (other than buildings) accessory to single-family dwellings and on the same lot as such dwellings, including swimming pools (above-ground or in-ground) $100
Other Permits $100 (minimum fee)
Up to $5,000,000 value,
$3.00 per each $1,000
Above $5,000,000, $15,000 plus $.50 for each $1000 of the proposed improvements above $5,000,000
Occupancy Permits For Change In Use Only $100
Temporary Occupancy Permits $100
Subdivision Ordinance $25
Zoning Ordinances $25
Zoning Maps $15
General Highway Map $3