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Zoning Descriptions

R-1 - Single-Family Residential (Minimum 10,000 sq. ft. lot size)
R-1A - Single-Family Residential (Minimum 8,000 sq. ft. lot size)
R-1B - Single-Family Residential (Minimum 9,100 sq. ft. lot size)
R-2 - Single-Family Residential (Minimum 7,500 sq. ft. lot size)
R-2A - Single-Family Residential (Minimum 4,800 sq. ft. lot size)
R-3 - One- & Two-Family Residential (Minimum lot size 7,500 sq. ft. for Single-Family; 7,000 sq. ft. for Two-Family)
R-4 - Multi-Family Residential (Low density) (Minimum lot size 7,500 sq. ft. for Single-Family; 7,000 sq. ft. for Two-Family; 5,000 sq. ft. for Multi-Family)
R-5 - Multi-Family Residential (High Density) (Minimum lot size 7,500 sq. ft. for Single-Family; 7,000 sq. ft. for Two-Family; 5,000 sq. ft. for Multi-Family)
R-B - Restricted Business District
B-1 - Neighborhood Business District
B-2 - Central Business District
B-3 - General Business District
I-T - Intermodal Terminal District
I-1 - Light Industrial District
I-2 - General Industrial District

City of Joliet Zoning Ordinance [PDF] (for full district descriptions)

Zoning By Subdivision
In order to obtain Zoning Information for certain subdivisions within the City of Joliet, please download our SUBDIVISIONS ZONING file below. This file contains Zoning for all Subdivisions since 1985. (PLEASE NOTE: Zoning obtained in the SUBDIVISIONS ZONING file only applies to zoning within those subdivisions as listed. For specific zoning for properties outside these subdivisions please request zoning using the information provided below.) Each subdivision is listed in alphabetical order and the spreadsheet contains information on the following:

  • Year of Preliminary Plat approval
  • General Location
  • Number of Single-Family Lots
  • Number of Duplexes
  • Number of Multi-Units
  • Acres
  • School District
  • Developer's Name

And most importantly...ZONING for all uses
The seller of any real property located within the corporate limits of the City of Joliet shall, in the real estate sales contract signed by the parties to the contract or by written addendum thereto, disclose (a) the zoning classification of the property, (b) the existence of any special use permit, conditional use permit, variation, variation of use, special exception, or restrictive covenant enforceable by the City of Joliet, and (c) the status of the property as either a permanent or amortized legal nonconforming use; provided, however, that this Section shall not apply to the sale of lots of record improved with detached single-family dwellings.

 Subdivision Zoning [PDF]

Zoning Requests
To request Zoning information for a particular property within the City limits of Joliet please contact the City of Joliet Planning Division at:
Phone: 1-815-724-4055
Fax: 1-815-724-4056
E-mail: zoning@jolietcity.org

Please include the following with any Zoning request:

  • Address of the property in question
  • Permanent Identification Number (P.I.N.)
  • Contact Information for you (i.e. name, address, phone, fax, email)

Zoning Request Forms

Zoning Disclosure Request [PDF]

Zoning Disclosure for Real Property Sales [PDF]

Residential Transfer and Disclosure Form [PDF]


Planning Division
Michael Schwarz, Director
Second Floor, 150 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 724-4050
Fax: (815) 724-4056