Noble County Plan Commission

We enforce the zoning ordinance in unincorporated parts of Noble County, Indiana.
Incorporated towns of Kendallville, Albion, Ligonier, Cromwell, Rome City, and Avilla maintain their own ordinances and are outside our jurisdiction.


The Plan Commission Office will not accept any petitions started after 3:00pm. Petitions may be filed between 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday. 


Unified Development Ordinance

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is the zoning ordinance for unincorporated areas of Noble County. Download your own searchable copy here.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals) is a quasi judicial system that primarily hears petitions for variances and special exceptions. They also manage appeals to decisions made by the Planning Director (also known as the Zoning Administrator) via Administrative Appeals, and oversee Trash, Junk and Debris complaints filed at the Planning Commission Office. 

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Plan Commission

The Planning Commission institutes and maintains the UDO (Unified Development Ordinance), which is our zoning ordinance in Noble County. 

(Learn more about the UDO here)

The nine member board holds appointed members (County Commissioner, County Council member, the appointed ag agent, and the County Surveyor)  and citizen members. 

Common tasks handled by the Planning Commission are Subdivisions, Vacations of platted land (but not platted public ways, like roads or public drives), rezonings (the Plan Commission provides a recommendation to the Commissioners who make the final determination), amendments to the zoning ordinance (known as the UDO or Unified Development Ordinance) and the zoning maps.   

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2019 Meeting Schedule

Please note: 

- The Board of Zoning Appeals meet on the first Wednesday of each month. 
- The Plan Commission meet on the third Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. 
- The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Dekko Meeting Room unless otherwise posted.
- All filing deadlines are at 3:00 p.m. on the dates provided on the schedule below for the Board of Zoning Appeals and Plan Commission. The filing deadline for Plat Committee is 2:00 PM the day of the meeting prior.