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Area Plan Commission
Elizabeth Stitzel
301 E Clinton St. Suite 107 • Frankfort , IN 46041
Phone:765-659-6302
Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 4:00PM
estitzel@clintonco.com
 


The Area Plan Commission of Clinton County serves Mulberry, Rossville, Kirklin, Colfax, and the unincorporated areas in Clinton County. Area Plan provides professional services to residents, businesses, and developers including:

  • Reviewing and administrating proposed developments
  • Facilitating Public Hearings before the Area Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Issueing Use and Building Permits
  • Assigning addresses
  • Answering land use and construction related questions
  • Administration of complaints recieved about property conditions & enforcement
  • Building Inspections
The Area Plan Commission also works to develop additional long range future plans as well as administering the zoning and subdivision ordinances to guide development towards the goals in the adopted Comprehensive Plan.
If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of the Plan Commission staff!

Samantha Ruckel, Administrative Assistant
Kat Bell, Zoning Administrator
Ty Pierce, Building Inspector


The information located on this web site is provided by Clinton County, Indiana, Area Plan Commission. Continued use of this web site is conditional upon your explicit acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in this disclaimer.

Copies of the Unified Development Ordinance and Clinton County Comprehensive Plan and all forms are provided solely as a convenience to the public and are NOT official documents. The Official Unified Development Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan, as well as other official ordinances, information, and forms, can be obtained from the Area Plan Commission of Clinton County Office.

Information provided herein may be inaccurate or out of date. Any person or entity who relies on said information for any purpose whatsoever does so solely at their own risk. Neither Clinton County in Indiana, or any town, agency, offices, or employees within or thereof warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any of the information provided within. Information is provided as is without warranty of any kind.



If you need a building permit, we do those digitally. Please email your project details to sruckel@clintonco.com and she will assist you in getting started. The applications below are for a variety of hearing types and provided for your convenience. Please reach out to us if you are unsure what application you need for your project.

The files are in PDF form and you will need to have a PDF viewer to view them.
 
Petition For Special Exception To The Clinton County Unified Zoning Ordinance
Petition For A Variance To The Clinton County Unified Zoning Ordinance
Petition For Primary Approval Of A Minor Subdivision Plat
Petition For Secondary Approval Of A Minor Subdivision Plat
Minor SD Acceptance Checklist
Petition For Primary Approval Of A Major Subdivision Plat
Petition For Secondary Approval Of A Major Subdivision Plat
Major SD Acceptance Checklist
Petition To Rezone Or Amend The Clinton County Unified Zoning Ordinance
Petition For Approval Of A Development Plan
Petition For Approval Of A Development Plan For State Road 28 Overlay District
Petition For Approval of a Solar Development Plan
Petition For Solar Overlay Rezoning
Petition To Appeal An Official Decision
 
DOWNLOADED VERSIONS OF ORDINANCES AND APPLICATIONS ARE NOT OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
Copies of the Unified Development Ordinance and Clinton County Comprehensive Plan are provided as a convenience to the public and are NOT official documents. The Official Unified Development Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan can be obtained from the Area Plan Commission of Clinton County Office. Information provided herein may be inaccurate or out of date. Any person or entity who relies on said information for any purpose whatsoever does so solely at their own risk. Information is provided as is without warranty of any kind.

The files are in PDF form and you will need to have a PDF viewer to view them.
 

Ordinances

2015 Unified Development Ordinance
 
2012 Clinton County Comprehensive Plan
 

Codes

Current building codes used in Clinton County, Rossville, Mulberry, Kirklin, & Colfax:
 
General Administrative Rules (675-IAC-12 GAR)
2020 Indiana Residential Code: (675-IAC 14-4.4-1) Based on: 2018 Internation Residential Code
Effective December 26, 2019
Industrialized Building Systems: (675-IAC-15 ISB)
Effective May 15, 2003
Indaian Plumbing Code 2012 edition: 2006 International Plumbing Code 2nd ed. amended Iniana 2012
Effective December 24, 2012
Indiana Electrical Code (675-IAC-17 IEC) Based on 2008 National Electrical Code
Effective August 26, 2009 Fire & Building Safety Commission 675 IAC 17-1.8-1
Indiana Mechanical Code (675-IAC-18 IMC) Based on 2012 International Mechanical Code
Effective December 1, 2014
Indiana Energy Conservation Code 2010 (ASHRAE 90.1 2007 edition, as amended)
Effective May 6, 2010
Indiana Swimming Pool Code: Indiana Swimming Pool, Spa, and Water Attraction Code
Effective April 24, 2011
Indiana Safety Code for Elevators, Escalators, Man Lifts and Hoists: (675-IAC-21 SCEEMH) Based on ANSI/ASME
Effective January 2, 2003 ANSI/ASME A17.1 2007 as amended, New Elevator Safety Code and related rules under LSA Doc. #09-871 will be effective on April 12, 2011
Indiana Fire Prevention Code (75-IAC-22 IFC) Based on 2012 International Fire Code with 2014 Indiana Amendments
Effective December 1, 2014
Indiana Supplementrary Fire Safety Rules (675-IAC-24 SFSR)
Effective May 17, 2003
Indiana Fuel Gas Code (675-IAC-25 IFGC) Based on 2012 International Fuel Gas Code with 2014 Indiana Amendments
Effective December 1, 2014
 
DOWNLOADED VERSIONS OF ORDINANCES AND APPLICATIONS ARE NOT OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
Copies of the Unified Development Ordinance and Clinton County Comprehensive Plan are provided as a convenience to the public and are NOT official documents. The Official Unified Development Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan can be obtained from the Area Plan Commission of Clinton County Office. Information provided herein may be inaccurate or out of date. Any person or entity who relies on said information for any purpose whatsoever does so solely at their own risk. Information is provided as is without warranty of any kind.

For Reference ONLY

The following documents are provided only for your convenience and reference, but are not necessarily updated or maintained by the Area Plan Commission.

The files are in PDF form and you will need to have a PDF viewer to view them.
 
1974 Comprehensive Plan
1977 Zoning Ordinance
1993 Unified Zoning Ordinance
1993 Unified Subdivision Control Ordinance
1993 Comprehensive Plan
Interstate 65 Interchange Economic Development Plan
Frankfort and Clinton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Health Dept. Kennel Ordiance

The following are some answers for our most commonly asked questions. As always, please feel free to reach out to us to review your specific situation.
 
Q:  How far in advance should I call for my inspection?
A:  24 Hour notice is required for all Inspections. You must have a valid building permit and pre-paid inspections before scheduling one. Call 765-652-6302 to schedule.
Q:  Are plumbing and other inspections needed before pouring concrete?
A:  All footers, walls, and under floor plumbing inspections must be completed before any concrete is poured.
Q:  How deep does a house footer need to be?
A:  Footers for dwellings and attached garages must be a minimum of 30 inches deep.
Q:  What is the largest Monolithic footing I can install?
A:  Monolithic Footing for detached garages, detached carports and accessory structures must not exceed 720 Square Feet.
Q:  Do I need a permit for a shed or yard barn?
A:  Portable structures, 200 square feet or less, do not require permit, footings or foundations, but must follow setback guidelines and other ordinance standards for their location on the property. Please call us to verify your project meets the standards before proceeding.
Q:  How deep do a deck’s posts need to be?
A:  Deck post hole minimum depth is 32 inches.
Q:  Do I need a permit for my deck I plan to build this weekend?
A:  Decks under 30 inches (natural grade to top of deck) do not require a permit unless attaching to an existing structure. Decks do still need to follow all required setbacks and other standards.
Q:  How deep does the post hole on a pole barn need to be?
A:  Pole Barn post hole requires a concrete cookie or 6 inches of fully cured concrete in the bottom of each hole. The depth of the hole is to be 48 inches, measured from the top of the cookie or the fully cured concrete to natural grade.
Q:  Is there a minimum size for windows in bedrooms or other rooms where people may sleep?
A:  Sleeping rooms are required to have at least one emergency egress opening. (window on grade floor or below-grade shall have a net clear opening of not less than 5 square feet and all others to be 5.7 square feet.) The height for the clear opening must be at least 24 inches and the width must be at least 20 inches. Sill Height to be 44 inches or less from the finished floor.
Q:  What about windows for a sleeping areas or bedrooms in a basement?
A:  Egress window with the sill height below grade must have a window well. If required, the Window well must be at least 9 square feet, with a horizontal projection and width of not less than 36 inches. The area of the window well shall allow the emergency escape and rescue opening to be fully opened.
Q:  How far up should I place Ice and Water Shield on a roof?
A:  Ice and Water Shield is recommended for the first 36 inches of roofing underlayment.
Q:  What kind of separation for fire protection is needed around a garage attached to living spaces?
A:  Dwelling-Garage Separation is required to separate the living space and the attic by not less than ½- inch Gypsum Board or equivalent applied to the garage side. Garage separation from a habitable room above the garage requires not less than 5/8-inch Type X Gypsum Board or equivalent applied to the garage side.
Q:  I’m replacing my roof and want to put it on top of the existing roof. How many layers of roofing are allowed on a house?
A:  Two layers is the maximum number permitted and all work must follow applicable codes and standards. A permit is not required for replacing only shingles and/or decking, however any repairs or modifications to the framing or the roof do require permits. Please call and speak to us if you are unsure of the needs for your project.

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