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County Board Meeting
Transportation Safety Committee
Bourbonnais Fire Station
Economic Alliance Meeting
County Highway Committee
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Planning, Zoning and Agriculture Committee
MPO Technical Advisory Committee
MPO Policy Committee
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Regional Planning Commission Meeting
METRO Board Meeting
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County Transportation Committee
At River Valley METRO Centre
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Kankakee County Planning Department

The Kankakee County Regional Planning Department is part of Kankakee County's full-time professional staff and is responsible for administrating and enforcing adopted ordinance and plans relating to new and existing development within the unincorporated areas of the County. All petitions for Kankakee County Board approval having to do with the use of land are processed through the Planning Department.

The Kankakee County Regional Planning Department is divided into two halves. The Planning Division, which regulates the use of land and guides development and the Building Division, which is responsible for monitoring both new construction as well as the maintenance and remodeling of existing structures. The Departments jurisdiction lies in the unincorporated areas of the County.



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KATS 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
Potential Transportation Improvements Survey
Thank you for your interest in the Kankakee Area Transportation Study (KATS) 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)! Please click on the survey link below when you are ready to begin. Before doi ...
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Kankakee County Transportation Survey
The Planning Department is developing the 2040 Long Range Transportation plan. Part of the process is to obtain information and opinions from the public. Your participation in this online survey will help the project team and local officials better understand current travel patterns and characteristics within the region. If you live, work, or travel through Kankakee County we ask that you take a few minutes to complete the following survey. This survey includes questions that relate to your household and questions that you are asked to answer based on your own experience or perception of the Kankakee Area transportation system. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and all responses are confidential. The survey can be found at or by going to the Kankakee County Planning Department website at and clicking on the link.
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Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - Public Services
Planning staff is also gathering information from municipalities and other government agencies. A survey has been developed to gather this information. The information is needed before the June 21st meeting and preferrable before June 17th. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The County of Kankakee has begun the process of updating its Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. This update will present a strategy for reducing the County's vulnerability to the impacts of natural hazard events such as floods and tornadoes. The County's previous plan was adopted in 2006.
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Grant Park Community Survey
The Planning Department is assisting the Village of Grant with the development of a new comprehensive plan. Part of the process is to obtain information and opinions from Village residents. This survey will be utilized to gather this information. Persons interested in participating should complete the survey by August 31, 2012 by following the link below.
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Kankakee County Planning Department
189 E. Court Street, Room 201  Kankakee, IL  60901
Phone: 815.937.2940      Fax: 815.937.2974
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays