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1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Civic Center Complex, Room 312
Evansville, IN 47708
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Notice:

Due to the State of Emergency issued by the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, the Civic Center Administration Building shall be closed to the public until further notice. The Area Plan Commission office shall remain open (employees only) and will continue regular business via phone and email. You may contact us at 812-435-5226 or contactus@evansvilleapc.com. Individual emails are also provided in the staff directory on our website.

Improvement Location Permit Applications for Site Review may be found at the following (Site Review Application).  The application may be submitted on-line following the instructions found within the application. Please make sure to provide a phone number and email for the Site Review Committee to be able to contact you or a representative during the Site Review meeting that will take place starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday (only applications that are deemed to be complete will be placed on the agenda). Applicants will be contacted based on the order of the project found on the Site Review agenda. Please make sure to have someone available from 10:00 a.m. onward.  If a representative cannot be reached, the project on the agenda will be moved to the following weeks meeting agenda.

For any questions regarding applications (zoning, variances, special uses, subdivisions, signs, etc.) please contact our office at the information provided above and we will work with you to get you through this process.

Click here for Online Permitting Instructions. Any permits not listed may be applied for by email at contactus@evansvilleapc.com

To make payment on an existing application click here: Online payment instructions

BZA Meeting:Due to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order and the State of Emergency issued by the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, the BZA meeting for Thursday March 19, 2020 and April 16, 2020 and the petitions that are on the agenda shall be continued to the next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday May 21, 2020 or until arrangements can be made otherwise.  If anyone has any questions in the meantime, please contact our office.

APC Meeting: The Area Plan Commission meeting for Thursday, April 2, 2020 and the petitions that are on the agenda shall be continued to the next regularly scheduled meeting of May 7, 2020.  If anyone has any questions in the meantime, please contact our office.


ABOUT AREA PLAN
THE LOCAL LAND USE PLANNING AGENCY

The Area Plan Commission is the local agency designated to carry out land use planning for the City of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, and the Town of Darmstadt. This body is an appointed 13-member board that meets once a month to make decisions on zonings and subdivisions within these jurisdictions. The Area Plan Commission and its staff are also responsible for long range planning to shape the future development and growth of the community, which involves updating the City/County Comprehensive Plan and on-going efforts to implement the Plan. This office also serves as the staff for the Board of Zoning Appeals, who rules on petitions for variance from the Zoning ordinance requirements and Special Uses

Another function of the Area Plan Commission, referred to as current planning, is the administration/enforcement of the Zoning and Subdivision ordinances. In this role, the Area Plan Commission professional and support staff process applications for new development, review site development plans, prepare reports for the Plan Commission and the public on these proposals, and issue permits. Improvement Location Permits are issued for all new buildings, additions to existing buildings, homes, accessory structures, pools, and business signage.

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