Planning & Development


The Planning and Community Development Department is responsible for administering programs, projects and activities that enrich East Peoria and make it a better place to live and work. This Department focuses on improving and fostering:

  • New residential, commercial, and industrial growth
  • Neighborhoods
  • Regulated land uses for orderly growth and development
  • Overall economic activity

The Planning and Community Development Department is comprised of several different divisions.  These include:

  • The East Peoria Housing Authority which operates a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program that assists eligible persons with rent from a private landlord on the open market.
  • Economic Development
  • Building & Inspections
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Code Enforcement
  • Community Development, which includes the Beautification Commission

See the list of links to the left to find more information about each of these functions and divisions of the department.