Improvement Location Permits

Our office receives calls and questions everyday on issues such as what is needed for a improvement location permit, is a property in a Special Flood Hazard Area, what is the zoning on a piece of property, whether a property can be divided, and what common setbacks and uses are allowed in the various districts. Every member of our staff is efficient in answering these and many other questions. However, if we do not have an answer we will find out as quickly as possible or refer you to another member of our staff or the appropriate office that may be more equipped to answer your questions.

In order to help our office answer questions for you, the customer, there is some basic information we will require. For instance we will need a property address, a property owners name, and if possible the property key number. The property key number may be obtained in the auditors' office or off of the G.I.S. mapping site. If you are intending to obtain a permit or set up a hearing we will require a site plan of what is proposed and a legal description of the property in question. Dependent on what kind of hearing you are pursuing you may be required to provide additional information to our office.

Residential & Agricultural Check List

Commercial/Industrial/Public Use Check List

Floodplain Related Information

Agricultural Disclaimer Form for construction in an Agricultural District.

Contractor Registration Process Directions

GeoPermits Online Permit and Form Portal - Kosciusko County's GeoPermits site allows you to apply for Improvement Location Permits, Sign Permits, Flood Development Permits, and Property Research Requests.  Prior to starting a form or permit please register as a user if you have not done so previously.  Registration is free and is required to apply.  For guidance see this document.


Below are links to other Agencies.  Additional information may be found through sites.
Kosciusko County Plan Commission

Zoning Ordinance

Stormwater & Erosion Control Ordinance

Flood Control Ordinance

State Agencies

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Department of Transportation
Indiana State Fire Marshal
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Water

Federal Agencies
Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Map Service Center
United States Census Bureau
Army Corps of Engineers - Detroit
Army Corps of Engineers - Louisville
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Communication Commission

Rules and Regulation

Indiana State Codes

Flood Links

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Flood Smart Website