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The Department of Development is responsible for current planning, long term planning, zoning compliance, and related administrative duties. The main function of the department is to promote a higher quality of development, to maintain and protect the property values, and to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community. These functions are steered by the Comprehensive Plan, the Official Zoning Mapopens in a new window, the Zoning Ordinance, and the Subdivision Control Ordinance.

The Comprehensive Plan is a general guide on how the community plans to move forward in the future. It sets out specific goals and objectives as it relates to land use, roads, parks, infrastructure, and community services.

The Official Zoning Map identifies zoning classifications that have been located on a specific piece of property. These zoning districts are classified into categories of residential, commercial, and industrial zoning.

The Zoning Ordinance contains ordinances adopted by the Town Council used to achieve the goals and objectives that are outlined in the Comprehensive Plan. This creates standards for development, which includes but not limited to, items such as lot sizes, building bulk, height and density requirements, setback standards, and sign standards.

The Subdivision Control Ordinance (SCO) provides standards for the subdivision of property. The SCO identifies the lot, block and street standards as well as the drainage and utility easement requirements for the property or particular parcel accessibility.

The Department of Development maintains and informs the Advisory Plan Commission (PC), the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), the Redevelopment Commission (RDC), Parks Board, and the Town Council. The department’s planning staff also works closely with the Bargersville Utilities as well as other outside agencies providing building inspection services for new and remodeled buildings.

The Rules of Procedure for the PC and BZA can be found by clicking on either name, respectively.

Visit the Citizen Self Serviceopens in a new window to monitor the status of your permit or view documents on the Plan Commission or BZA agendas.

Please review the Department of Development’s informational handout on the types of petitions heard by the PC and BZA, respectively.


Joseph Csikos, Director of Development & MS4 Coordinator
Phone: 317-422-3104

Chelsea Fenimore, Planner
Phone: 317-422-3103
Contact about Zoning, Plan Commission, BZA, and other questions

Glenda Johnston, Administrative Assistant
Sarah Lynch, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 317-422-3150
Contact about Building Permits and scheduling Building Inspections