Planning & Zoning Office

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NOTICE: The Office of Planning & zoning will close at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, August 17th, for staff training. We will reopen on Tuesday, August 18th, at 8:30 a.m. We appreciate your patience!

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Updated Meeting SchedULES

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COVID-19 PROCEDURAL UPDATES – PLANNING & ZONING 

MAY 11, 2020 

In accordance with Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back On Track Indiana” strategic plan to reopen our State, the following procedural changes will be made starting May 18, 2020, for the Clark County Office of Planning & Zoning:

In-Person Services 

The courthouse will open to the public on May 18, 2020, with restrictions in place per the Governor’s plan and CDC guidelines of social distancing. Please refer to www.co.clark.in.us for the rules governing the courthouse. The Office of Planning & Zoning will require visitors to wear masks and maintain social distancing when in our office. The office can offer up to two people in-person service at one time and has designated locations, located six feet apart, for people to stand. The office has also been equipped with Plexiglas partitions to further protect our staff and customers. We strongly recommend continuing the electronic services currently offered by our office and avoid coming into the office unless necessary. Please avoid bringing other family members, including children, into the office, as well as multiple people for a single task. Due to the restriction of space, we ask everyone to please be patient and again, encourage the use of the electronic services for expediency. Our hours for service will be 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Permits and Inspections 

Our office will accept in-person permit applications but recommend continued use of electronic submissions. We ask all inspections be scheduled via email or through our online service center. Please avoid calling in inspections as we are trying to limit miscommunications. The service center allows for more accurate inspection requests with all the information we need to conduct the inspections. Please note that 24 hour notice for inspections is still required.

Public Hearings/Meetings 

We will resume with Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings starting on May 27, 2020. The guidelines and restrictions for those meetings will be posted separately on our webpage and can also be found on the Clark County Planning & Zoning Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Clark-County-Planning-Zoning-702132039808225/

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding during this time. We strongly believe the safety and well-being of both our staff and our customers are paramount and we will continue to strive for this peace of mind throughout these uncertain times. Remember, we are still all in this together - #INThisTogether

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Indiana Citizen Planner GuideThe Plan Commission is hereby authorized to perform those duties and functions specified in Indiana Code, IC 36-7-4-400 et seq. and other applicable sections of Indiana Law and such other responsibilities as may be assigned to it from time to time by the Board of Commissioners of Clark County. The Plan Commission shall adopt written rules of procedure for the administration of the affairs of the Plan Commission and its staff for investigations and hearings. 

The Board of Zoning Appeals is hereby authorized to perform those duties and functions specified in Indiana Code 36-7-4-900 et seq. and other applicable sections of Indiana Law. The Board shall adopt written rules of procedure pertaining to the administration of this chapter and the conduct of hearings. The staff is authorized to take those lawful actions necessary to enforce the terms of Ordinance No. 17-2007 an ordinance adopting the Zoning Ordinance for Clark County, Indiana on behalf of the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. The staff shall also have the authority to perform inspections to review applications, and to issue permits.

The Staff is authorized to make inspections of all lands located in the jurisdiction of the Plan Commission or to enforce the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. In order to execute inspections, the staff shall have the right to enter any premises, at any reasonable time, for the purpose of carrying out their duties in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. The staff is authorized to take any action authorized under Indiana Code IC 36-7-4 et seq. http://www.ai.org/legislative/ic/code/title36/ar7/ch4.html to correct such violations.

All building permits are issued through the Planning & Zoning office. 

New 2020 Residential Building Code

On December 26, 2019, the state of Indiana adopted and enacted the 2018 IRC (International Residential Code) with the 2020 Indiana amendments. We have made the 2020 Indiana amendments available below and we also have a hard copy available for reference in our office. The 2018 IRC can be found at www.IABO.com  (Indiana Association of Building Officials) or www.ICCsafe.org  (International Code Council) for reference and/or purchase.

There will be training opportunities in the near future to help explain the significant changes in the code and those can be found on IABO.com as well. It should be noted,  any permits obtained after December 26, 2019, must subscribe to the new codes. Please contact our office if there are any questions.

2020 Indiana Residential Code (pdf)

ONLINE SERVICE CENTER

This site allows the public to look up permits, inspections, addresses, and even schedule inspections. Please feel free to contact our office for assistance on its use! Click here to access our Online Service Center!

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS

All inspections require 24 hour notification. There are always exceptions and we will work with those inspections on a case-by-case basis. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. To schedule an inspection please call the office at 812.285.6287 or email Cathy Denison at cdenison@co.clark.in.us  

Clark County Flood Plain

Many portions of Clark County are in the Special Flood Hazard Area (floodplain) and these areas have particular guidelines and regulations which are enforced through Clark County Planning and Zoning, Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Our office enforces the Clark County Flood Ordinance, (which can be found in the downloadable documents at the bottom of this page) as well as DNR’s floodway regulations.

Residents of the unincorporated portions of Clark County may have questions about floodplains, such as:

  • Is my property in the floodplain?
  • Can I build in the floodplain?
  • Do I need flood insurance?
  • What is a LOMA (Letter of Map Amendment)?

We have added the following links to give our residents information regarding floodplain matters:

The above links will allow residents to view their properties and determine if they are in the floodplain, obtain information on the National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP) and State permitting processes, receive applications for floodplain permits from DNR, and many other informative facets involving the Special Flood Hazard Area.

The Executive Director of Planning and Zoning also acts as the Floodplain Administrator for Clark County and is available to answer any questions and assist in creating floodplain mitigation plans for our residents whose properties happen to be in the Special Flood Hazard Area. Please see contact information for the Executive Director on this page.

PROPERTY ZONING MAP

To determine the zoning for a piece of property in Clark County please contact the Clark County Planning and Zoning Office or follow the steps below to view the Clark County Zoning information. 

1. Click here to view the GIS website
2. Click on the tab on the right side of the page labeled “Map Contents”
3. Scroll down the list until you reach “Zoning – County”
4. This will add the zoning layer for the County. Use the “+” icon to access the dropdown legend.

Plan Commission Meetings

All regular meetings of the Commission will be held in the Conference Room on the fourth floor room 418 in the Clark County Government Building, 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana. If the date, time or place is changed, notice of such change shall appear in the Notice of Special Meetings. Please see the Plan Commission Meeting Schedule in the documents at the bottom of this page. 

Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings

All regular meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals will be held in the Conference Room on the fourth floor room 418 in the Clark County Government Building, 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana. If the date, time or place is changed, notice of such change shall appear in the Notice of Special Meetings. Please see the Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule in the documents at the bottom of this page. 

CONTACT THE PLAN COMMiSSION 

Planning & Zoning Groundbreaking

Clark County Government Center
501 East Court Ave. Room #416
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
P 812.285.6287 

Planning and Zoning Staff Contacts

Stacia S. Franklin - Executive Director
Email: sfranklin@co.clark.in.us

Jason Stanley – Building Commissioner
Email: jstanley@co.clark.in.us

Jeremy Corbett – Inspector
Email: jcorbett@co.clark.in.us

Cathy Denison – Secretary
Email: cdenison@co.clark.in.us

Planning Commission Board Members

  • Janne Newland
  • Simon Kafari
  • Dan Callahan
  • Wally Estes
  • Michael Killen
  • Connie Sellers
  • David Blankenbeker
  • David Nachand
  • Stacia Franklin
  • Jason Stanley
  • Eric Morris

Board of Zoning Appeals Board Members

  • Kimberly S. Baker
  • Guy Guernsey
  • Michael Killen
  • David Nachand
  • Stacia Franklin
  • Jason Stanley
  • Duard Avery
  • Keith Coats

Additional Planning & Zoning Resources