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Current Conditions
for Decatur, IL

Temperature: 54.7 F

Relative Humidity: 93%

Dewpoint: 53 F

Wind: From the NE at 8.1 MPH Gusting to 9.8 MPH

Today's percipitation: 2.04 in (52 mm)


Detailed Forecast for Decatur

Planning and Zoning Department

Jennifer Gunter, Director

Main Office:
141 South Main Street, Suite 501
Decatur, IL 62523

Phone: (217) 424-1466
Fax: (217) 424-1459

M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
excluding legal holidays

The Department provides the following services to property owners and others in the County:

  • Administers the Zoning, Subdivision, Floodplain and Unified Storm Water ordinances that regulate land use in the unincorporated areas of Macon County.
  • Reviews permit and zoning applications, issues building permits and enforces the International Building Code for all new construction and remodel projects outside of the incorporated cities, villages and towns in the County.
  • Investigates alleged violations and complaints involving nuisances.
  • Maintains the Zoning District maps for the unincorporated areas.
  • Provides staff support for the Macon County Regional Planning Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please see our FAQ page for answers to some of the most popular subjects of inquiry.

FOIA Contacts

Requests for information and public records under FOIA for the Macon County Planning & Zoning can be made in writing, subject to fees, to:

Macon County Planning & Zoning FOIA Officer
Jennifer Gunter
141 S. Main Street, Room 501
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone 217-424-1466
Fax 217-424-1459
Click here for FOIA Request form (PDF)


Please visit our downloads page and click on the Planning & Zoning link on the left hand column for a complete list of the available Planning & Zoning downloads.

To view current Planning & Zoning ordinances, visit:

Click here for the most updated Macon County Wind Energy Conversion System

Rezoning, Special Use Permit, or Variances

County Ordinances

To view current Floodplain Development ordinance,
click here

To view other current Planning & Zoning ordinances, go to

Building Permit Information


> Wind Farm Exhibits
> Wind Farm Application
> Map of Proposed Wind Farm
> Frequently Asked Questions


> Downloads

> Rezoning, Special Use Permit, or Variances

> County Ordinances

> Building Permit Information

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