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  • Rustic Barn
    Rustic Barn

    A relic of a bygone era near Wine Hill.

  • World Shooting & Recreation Complex
    World Shooting & Recreation Complex

    The World Shooting & Recreation Complex near Sparta. The Complex is home to the Grand American Trap Shoot each summer, which attracts shooters and visitors from all over the world.

  • 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.

  • The Pierre Menard Home near Ellis Grove
    The Pierre Menard Home near Ellis Grove

    Pierre Menard was the first Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.

  • State Recreation Area
    State Recreation Area

    Enjoy camping, hiking and fishing at the Randolph County State Recreation Area.

Land Resource Management

Welcome to the Land Resource Management Office


Danny Valleroy


Welcome to the Land Resource Management Office! Please remember that deeds need to be approved by our office before being filed in the Randolph County Clerk's office. Straight transfers will be stamped and returned immediately. A parcel split will need to be checked to insure it closes and complies with ordinance #07-16. It will be stamped accordingly. The $25.00 fee will be collected in this office. To help expedite the process, deeds can be pre-approved. They can be delivered or emailed to our office or faxed to the Randolph County Clerk (618) 826-3750. Then, at the time of filing, the prepared deed can be brought to our office to be stamped and the fee collected at that time. Copies of ordinance #07-16 can be obtained in this office or from the Randolph County Clerk.



GIS Development/Tax Map Maintenance

Gathering and updating information, for the development of the Geographic Information System for all of Randolph County. Approving, plotting, and updating new splits to tax maps

Online Parcel Map


County Zoning

This office is responsible for the general administration and enforcement of the Randolph County Zoning Ordinance, the Randolph County Floodplain Ordinance and the Randolph County Subdivision Ordinance. We issue building permits and initial certificates of zoning compliance applications for any structure built or placed in the unincorporated areas of the county and any municipality which does not carry its own zoning ordinance. We also accept all applications which will go before the Zoning Board of Appeals monthly meeting.


Building Permits

Denotes specifics of the structure being constructed.


Initial Certificate of Compliance

Ensures that the proposed work conforms to the applicable provisions of the zoning ordinance.


Final Certificate of Compliance

Will be issued when by inspection, the work authorized by the initial certificate of compliance has been completed in accordance with the approved plan.


Zoning Board of Appeals Applications

There are five different applications which can be presented to the board. To determine if your project fits the guidelines for one of these applications, please contact the office.


Randolph County Soil & Water Conservation District Permits

This permit is required as per state law (70 ILCS 405/2202a), in conjunction with any Zoning Board of Appeals application.


911 Address

A 911 address will be assigned on any new home being constructed. The 911 address will be given at the time the permits are issued.


Street Vacating

To petition to have a street or alley vacated.


Road Naming

To petition to have a new road named or renaming of a preexisting road.



You Need To Know

  • 2024 Eclipse Info

    Click Here

  • 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.    

  • COVID-19

    Circuit Court Administrative Orders

  • 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.

  • Press Releases

    Press Releases for COVID-19

  • Southern Illinois Connector

    The Southern Illinois Connector website and Facebook siconnector 

Latest Blogs

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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Foreclosure Sales

Administrative Order No. 17-CA-6


Effective August 1, 2017, pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(b) all judicial mortgage foreclosure sales shall be conducted by the Sheriff of Randolph County, Illinois, except by leave of Court.


Dated: July 17, 2017

Enter: Richard A Brown, Circuit Judge