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Welcome to Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Jo Daviess County Comprehensive Plan

Changes in land use in Jo Daviess County over the past 20 to 30 years, have resulted in increased efforts to manage development. There is a broad base of resident support to promote economic development while maintaining the County's overall rural character. A County land use plan was adopted in 1990, and a zoning ordinance became effective in the county in 1995. In 1996, the County undertook a "Visioning" process to develop a consensus about the desired character of the County in the future (see statement on following page). In the fall of 1997, the County initiated a comprehensive planning process to build on the Vision Statement and to relate it to land use issues.

Attached Document or FileComprehensive Plan 2012 Update - Adopted 11-13-2012  Please be patient, this is a very large file and depending on your connection it will take some time to load.

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