Planning Commission Chairman James Wayman

When a property owner wants to change their “zoning classification”, request a “special use permit” or request relief from a specific requirement via a “variance”, they should contact Planning Commission.

Once the Department assigns a case number, the Planning Commission will receive all the relevant information to the case. The Township Planning Commission is comprised of five people from the Township who volunteer their services and will vote on the planning issue before them guided by the Byron Township Comprehensive Plan.

Their recommendation will then be heard by the Township Board of Trustees. Once the Township Board has acted on the proposal it will also be considered by the County Planning Commission, and the County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ZBA has the final say on a variance request. Zoning classification changes and special use permits will then be heard by the Planning & Zoning Committee of the County Board and then the full County Board.

In addition to the above responsibilities, The Planning Commission is also responsible for reviewing and determining if updates to the Byron Township Comprehensive Plan are needed. All zoning change requests must be submitted to the County Zoning Administrator and not the Township.

The planning commission can be reached at 708-955-5557 or Lauren Piecuch email:

Green Garden Township is located in Will County, Illinois, between the villages of Manhattan and Monee and straight south of Frankfort. The center of the township is the intersection of Manhattan-Monee and Center roads.

Submit an application to request more information or be added to the agenda of the next meeting.