Planning & Zoning Commission


Meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) are held on Wednesdays prior to City Council meetings (unless there is a holiday) at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.


The Commission is made up of seven (7) volunteers. Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission must live within the DeKalb corporate boundaries or within the territory contiguous to DeKalb, not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate boundaries nor included within any other municipality. No more than one (1) member at any particular time may reside outside the corporate boundaries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing and recommending to the City Council a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the City of DeKalb and contiguous unincorporated territory not more than one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits of the City and not included in any other municipality
  • Providing for the health, safety comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of the City of DeKalb and contiguous territory by establishing reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment in respect to public improvement and reasonable requirements governing the located, width, course and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm water drainage, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers and sewage collection and treatment
  • Holding public hearings when land use petitions are considered and public comments take place for the following:
    • Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
    • Land use issues
    • Planned Unit Developments
    • Special uses
    • Subdivisions
    • Text amendments

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.

For More Information

To learn more about this commission, please refer to Municipal Code Chapter 21 or contact Principal Planner Dan Olson at 815-748-2361. Check out the City Calendar to view a listing of future public meetings.