• Farm Bureau President
    Farm Bureau President

    Richard Guebert, Randolph County resident and President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, speaks to a Chester Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Mary's River Covered Bridge
    Mary's River Covered Bridge

     The Historic Mary's River Covered Bridge near Chester

     
  • Spring at the Confluence
    Spring at the Confluence

    Spring and the midday sun at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.

  • Chester Bridge at Sunset
    Chester Bridge at Sunset

    The Chester Bridge is the gateway to and from Missouri. It is the only motor-traffic bridge between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau.

    Principle Photography Courtesy of Christopher & Stephanie Martin. Used by Permission.
  • Winter Sunset
    Winter Sunset

    A beautiful winter sunset in rural Randolph County.

Land Resource Management FAQs

Are permanent foundations required on mobile homes?

Yes. The foundation shall extend into the ground below the frost line so as to attach and become a part of the real estate (basement, concrete slab or concrete perimeter with mortared concrete block). Vinyl skirting is not allowed.

I help with the family farming operation, can I put a new home on the family farm?

Additional single-family dwellings shall be permitted on an agricultural lot of record provided the occupants of said single-family dwellings are directly related by birth, marriage or adoption to the owners and residents of the lot of record.

Can I put an additional home on my property?

No. Only one dwelling may be situated on any lot or lot of record.

What are setbacks?

The horizontal distance from the lot line in question to the side of the structure facing that lot line or to the edge of the area of operation of the principal use (in the case of a use which does not involve a structure).

What is the Zoning Board of Appeals?

The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of seven members appointed by the County Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board of Commissioners.

Where do I find the legal description of a piece of property?

A legal description can be found on the deed or a tax bill.

What is my zoned district?

The zoned district of a property is determined by the area in which it is located. It is best to contact the office with the legal description of the property in question.

How much property do I need to build on?

The factors are variable. Please contact our office for specific information.

If a new structure is not connected to a principal structure (ex. deck, porches...) is a permit required?

Yes. A permit is required.

If a new structure is less then $500.00 in cost, is a permit required?

Yes. Every structure has a value, even if used material is being used in the construction.

If a building is smaller then a 8 x 10, will permits be required?

Yes. Regardless of size, any new structure requires permits.

Does a portable building (carport, shed etc.) need a building permit?

Yes. Any new structure requires a permit.

What year does a mobile home need to be to be moved into the county?

A mobile home is required to be HUD approved. The home must be 1976 or newer.

You Need To Know

  • BASSETT News

    Latest BASSETT News

  • Board of Commissioners

     Meeting Schedules

  • Community Foundation

    You can access the website of the Community Foundation of Randolph County by clicking HERE

  • Courthouse Hours

    Randolph County Courthouse hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holidays are listed on the Transparency page.    

  • ETSB

    Meeting Schedule

  • Paying Tickets

    You can pay citations by clicking HERE or you can dial the Circuit Court Clerk directly at 618.826.5000 extension 194 to ask about paying.

  • Wind Turbine Ordinance

    Wind Turbine Ordinance

Latest Blogs

Road Closures

ROAD CLOSURES AS OF 06/04/2019:

 

Road Dist 1:               W Stringtown Rd at Plum Creek Evansville

                             Preston Rd W of Walsh/ Baldwin Rd Preston

                             Dew Drop Rd from Paul to Union School Rd Evansville

                                    Conservation Rd North of the Railroad Tracks

                                    Union Rd

 

Road Dist 2               Mill Creek Chester

                             Deer Field Chester

                             Gun Club Rd Rockwood

                                    County Farm Road at Vasquez Farm

 

Road Dist 3                E Mill/ S Prairie Rd Ruma

                             Elm Shade Evansville

                             Scherle Ln Evansville at the Bridge

                             Stringtown Rd/ Fort de Charter Prairie du Rocher

                              Flinton Station Rd near Lock & Dam Modoc

                              Fish Lake Rd/ Herzon Ln Modoc

                                    Oakview by Phegley’s Resort

                                    Lock and Dam Road

                                    Modoc Ferry Rd

                                    Fish Lake Rd

 

Road Dist 4              N Kingshighway/ Dozaville

                               Old Channel Rd St Mary’s entrance

 

IDOT                          Water St Chester

                               E Kaskaskia St Menard

                               State Route 3 South of Mary’s River to Cora Flood Gates Rockwood

                               State Route 155/ Flood Gates Prairie du Rocher

                                    ***CHESTER BRIDGE***

                                    ***STATE ROUTE 3 AT NINE MILE***

 

County Highway          Riley Lake Rd Ellis Grove

 

Evansville                      Liberty St from Church St to Jackson St

                                Main St

                                Water St Evansville

Press Release - Levee

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019 12:06 PM

From: Village of Prairie du Rocher

As a precaution, it is being recommended by Randolph County Officials that when the river levels reach 46ft, residents from the Village of Prairie du Rocher and south to the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam begin preparing for evacuation. Should the river levels reach 48ft, a mandatory evacuation will take effect. As of Friday, May 31st, the river is predicted to crest at 46ft on Thursday, June 6th. This predicated crest is subject to change. You can stay up to date on Mississippi River levels in St. Louis here Flood Levels.

 

Randolph County Animal Control

The phone number for Randolph County Animal Control is now 618.826.5484 option 0.

Gov. Rauner Launches 24/7 Helpline to Help Illinoisans in Crisis

ILOpioidOverdoseHelplineEarlier this month, Governor Rauner and members of the Opioid Overdose Intervention and Prevention Task Force launched a statewide Helpline to provide immediate assistance for those affected by addiction to opioids and other substances.

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2017 Airport of the Year

The Sparta Community Airport (KSAR) has been in existence for about 60 years, providing numerous benefits to the surrounding area- both in the aviation community as well as the non-flying public.

Airport of the Year Award


The businesses on the field help to support and grow the airport, and the airport helps to grow the businesses. Arch Air Ambulance has a helicopter base at the south end of the field, and provides life-saving services to the immediate area. Their geographic position in Sparta is critical to their response time to a patient, as well as their ability to access smaller hospitals in the region - and the larger facilities in St. Louis.

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