Planning & Zoning Department

The Planning and Zoning Department serves as the staff to the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, the Elkhart Historic and Cultural Preservation Commission, and the Plat Committee.  Planning and Zoning is also in charge of all enforcement of the zoning standards of the City as dictated by the Zoning Ordinance. In addition, Planning and Zoning reviews all building permits for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance. Other responsibilities include floodplain management and community service, updating and maintaining the official Zoning Map, as well as preparing and updating the Comprehensive Plan.
For downloadable forms and application packages, please visit our Forms page.
For downloadable pdfs of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance, please click here.
For information on Technical Review, please click here.
Related Departments:
For Building Permits, please visit the Permit Center.
For Public Works and Utilities, please visit their homepage.
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Eric Trotter,
Assistant Director for Planning

229 S Second St
Elkhart, IN 46516
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  • Phone:  (574) 294-5476
  • Fax:  (574) 295-7501
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  • Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

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