Welcome to Will County Historic Preservation

Contact Information

Historic Preservation Commission
58 East Clinton Street - Suite 100
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-3321 (phone)
815-774-8638 (fax)
E-mail: HPC@willcountyillinois.com

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) promotes and assists in the preservation of Will County's rural heritage through the identification, evaluation, and documentation of Will County's historic landmarks, and thereby increases and encourages public awareness of and appreciation for Will County's history and historic landscape.

2022 WCHPC Preservation Plan (PDF)

Will County Local Landmark Program

Helpful Historic Preservation Links

Will County Rural Historic Structures Survey Project

Historic Preservation Preserve America logo

The Historic Preservation Section develops, promotes, and implements comprehensive, general and special plans and programs involving historic preservation planning activities. Many of the specific responsibilities include:

  • Enforce Historic Preservation Ordinance;
  • Review and process nominations for local historic landmarks;
  • Promote public education, involvement, and awareness of historic preservation;
  • Manage County-wide rural historic structural survey;
  • Provide technical design, historical, and policy guidance;

Provide staff services for committees which include the Historic Preservation Commission and Land Use and Development Committee of the Will County Board. Upcoming agendas for these review bodies are available.