Grant County, IN

**ATTENTION New Registration site for Contractors in Grant County**

Area Plan is updating the permit software we currently have to Schneider GeoPermits. The new software will bring everything online, which will include all Permits (either from Area Plan,  Health Department, or the Food Department) along with submitting for Variances, Special Exceptions and more!  Currently, we only have the registration for Contractors available. Contractors can register and pay thru the New System with the link below. 

The link below is for the contractors who have not registered for the year 2023. If you have already registered you should have received an email stating that you need to update your information. If you are currently registered for 2023 and you did not receive an email please contact the office to update your email address. 

Contractor Registration

**Moving forward once the new system is up and running Area Plan will have a class for the launch of the new system. We will make sure everyone is notified.  Until then you will still have to come in, call or email your permits to the office at or call 765-668-4765 if you have questions. 

!!!Area Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings!!!

Meetings will be held at the Grant County Complex. Located at: 401 S. Adams Street Marion IN 46953, County Council Chambers-1st Floor.

  • Next Meeting for BZA will be held on June 5, 2023, at 6pm.
  • Next Meeting for APC will be held on June 5, 2023 at 7pm.
APC and the BZA will be broadcasting their meetings virtually. If you would like to find out more tap here!


We now will have the agendas posted for the next meeting along with the Notices of Public Hearing posted here for your access. Please click on the links below. 

If you would like to see what is on the BZA agenda please click here!
If you would like to see what is on the APC agenda please click here!

Public Hearings for the BZA Meeting for June 5, 2023 @ 6pm:

03SP-23 Daniel Young/Kingdom Event Center

02BZAV-23 Daniel Young/Kingdom Event Center

03BZAV-23 Troy Freeman

Public Hearings for the APC Meeting for June 5, 2023 @ 7pm:

There are no public hearings scheduled for the APC meeting. 

**If you have missed a meeting, Solar or regular, and would like to review them then click here and you will be routed to our YouTube page.** 

If you would like to know what is on the docket you can call the office between 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday at 765-668-4765 and someone will be able to assist you.

Grant County Solar Ordinance

Grant County's Solar Ordinance was adopted in 2022, you can find the link here.
If you have any questions you can call the office between 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday at 765-668-4765 and someone will be able to assist you.

Duties and Responsibilities

Grant County Area Plan is a multifaceted planning organization established under Indiana Area Planning law and includes:

Duties of the Office include but are not limited to:
  • Provide support and information and manage meetings for the Area Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Maintain zoning maps 
  • Enforce ordinances including the zoning and subdivision ordinances,  as well as the ordinances for animal feeding operations, wind energy conversions, and wireless facilities
  • Maintain master and comprehensive plan 
  • Issue and maintain improvement location and building permits (The Cities of Marion and Gas City issue their own permits) 
  • Issue and maintain change of use and substitution applications 
  • Inspect projects associated with all permits issued according to current local and state building codes 
  • Inspect and enforce any violations to the zoning ordinance (i.e. building too close to property lines, illegal business, home occupations)
  • Monitor and address unsafe housing situations in the county and enforce the Unsafe Building portion of the local ordinance
  • Take petitions for re-zoning, subdivisions, variances and special exceptions