Belvidere - Boone County Planning Department

Contact Us

401 Whitney Blvd., Suite 400
Belvidere, IL 61008
Phone #: 
815-544-5271
Fax #: 
815-547-9214
Hours: 
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Boone County Census Information as Presented by the U of I College of Medicine

Boone County Today

Boone County Databook

 

The Mission of the Belvidere-Boone County Planning Department is to Coordinate a Vision of Growth for the City of Belvidere, Village of Poplar Grove and 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.

Stormwater Plan Text

Stormwater Plan Maps 

 

Comprehensive Plan 

The Belvidere-Boone County Regional 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.

 Comprehensive Plan Survey

 

Land Use Planning

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

 

Zoning

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.  The City of Belvidere, Village of Poplar Grove and Boone County each have their own unique zoning and subdivision ordinances.  The City of Belvidere, Village of Poplar Grove and 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: