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DeKalb County Enterprise Zone

The DeKalb County Enterprise Zone was CERTIFIED by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) effective January 1, 2016. As designated Zone Administrator, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation works with DCEO and the Illinois Department of Revenue to administer procedures for operating the Zone and qualifying beneficiaries. Further information about the Zone administration will be posted here.

DeKalb County Enterprise Advisory Board Meeting Information


For a brief description of Enterprise Zone benefits, please click the following link:

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Summary 1 29 16

For Project Developer/Owner and Building Contractor Application click the link below for your preferred a fillable PDF format.

Fillable E Zone Project Application with Instructions Packet

Attention Project Developers: Please complete the Project Application, along with the required supporting documentation (i.e. Building Materials List, Permit, etc.) and the Enterprise Zone Fee, should be mailed, or delivered to-


DeKalb County E.D.C.
Attention:  Jan Kinczewski
2179 Sycamore Road, Unit #102
DeKalb, IL 60115


Attention Contractors: Please complete the Contractors Application:


Fillable EZone Contractor Application with Instructions

For a detailed description of the Enterprise Zone, Application and approval process, please click on the following links:

DeKalb-Co.-Enterprise-Zone-Process-Guide  and  Flow Chart EZone

Please visit the following links for related Enterprise Zone forms:

IL FORM RG-61 – Gas Use Tax Exemption Certificate

To view the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Legal Description and Parcel Identification Numbers, please click on the following link:

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Legal Description & PINS

To view maps identifying the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone, please click the following links:

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Map

DeKalb/Sycamore/Cortland Enterprise Zone Map

DeKalb Enterprise Zone Map

Sycamore Enterprise Zone Map

Cortland Enterprise Zone Map

Genoa Enterprise Zone Map

Sandwich Enterprise Zone Map

Waterman Enterprise Zone Map

To review the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement of Designating Units of Government, please click the link below:

Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement

For further information or questions, please contact DCEDC Executive Director Paul Borek.