About Planning and Zoning - Work Program

Recurring Work Program Elements


Area Plan Commission 
Serving St. Joseph County (unincorporated) and the Towns of Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, and Roseland
  • Comprehensive land use planning
  • Administer and research zoning ordinance text changes
  • Administer rezoning applications
  • Administer subdivision plats (APC Plat Committee)
  • Administer the Project Advisory Team
  • Assist the public in a wide range of zoning and platting-related property issues
Area Board of Zoning Appeals
Serving St. Joseph County (unincorporated) and the Towns of Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, and Roseland
County Zoning Administrator
Serving St. Joseph County (unincorporated)
  • Administer zoning violation complaints
  • Answer zoning verification inquiries
Planning staff

Member

Participant


  • Census 2020 Complete Count Committee
  • Economic Development Professional Network (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Shirley Heinze Land Trust Advisory Committee
  • St. Joseph County Regional Water and Sewer District (St. Joseph County)

2020 Work Program Initiatives

  • Replace St. Joseph County Subdivision Ordinance
  • Replace Sign Ordinance
  • Establish Agritourism Ordinance
  • Establish Solar Energy Ordinance
  • Begin preliminary work on revising the St. Joseph County Zoning Ordinance
    • Assessment of all sections
    • Provide quick fixes as needed
    • Develop general direction and format for a new ordinance
  • Continue integration of electronic files with County GIS system
  • Establish a public participation plan for County planning activities
  • Begin initial planning for implementing geography-specific land use plans