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Planning and Zoning

Planning and Zoning2021-10-19T10:16:01-04:00


Planning and Zoning:
Nappanee’s latest rules on land use date back to the 1998 Unified Zoning and Subdivision Control Ordinance. This detailed document governs the decisions made regarding placement of residential, commercial, and industrial districts and all related matters.

It is highly recommended all real-estate agents and prospective property owners work with the planning department on new developments, so all issues can be addressed early in the process and as efficiently as possible.

To see Nappanee’s current zoning map, click here.

At times when a zoning map change is requested to permit a use outside of the established districts, the Nappanee Plan Commission will conduct a hearing and give its recommendation to the city council in a public meeting. Or, if only a small variance is needed from the adopted standards, the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals will consider the matter, also in a public meeting. Both of these applications can be initiated by contacting Don Lehman in the zoning department.

For the current fee schedule, click here.

Building Permits:
We have recently partnered with MyGov to manage contractor registrations, building permits, license applications, and much more. All you need to do is go to web.mygov.us to create an account. Staff members can assist contractors and property owners in the process, so all work is completed according to local ordinance, particularly for electrical installation (Electrical Licensing Board), and the Indiana building codes.

Todd Nunemaker
City Planner



300 W. Lincoln Street
Nappanee, IN 46550


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