Putnam County Building and Planning

In 1992, the Putnam County Commissioners approved our first zoning ordinance for the county and thus establishing the plan commision and the board of zoning appeals.

In 1999, the Commissioners passed an ordinance regulating the construction, alteration, repair, location, and use of buildings and structures. Thereby requiring the issuance of building permits for all new construction in all unincorporated areas of Putnam County Indiana and establishing the Building/Planning Department.

Putnam County Building and Planning Department

1 Courthouse Square Room 46

Greencastle, IN 46135
phone:(765) 301-9108
fax (765) 301-9132

Building and Planning ~ Plan Commission ~ Board of Zoning Appeals

Guiding Land Development and Its Use

The Putnam County Building and Planning Department issues building permits for the Town of Cloverdale, Town of Bainbridge, Town of Roachdale, Town of Reelsville, and Town of Russellville.

Fence permits are not required in Putnam County.
However, if the property is located inside the Town of Roachdale or the Town of Bainbridge certain criteria must be met.
Contact the Building Department for details.

The Putnam County Planning Department also coordinates Zoning and Planning for the Town of Bainbridge.
For application forms for properties within the Town of Bainbridge contact the Plan Director.

Upcoming Events

September 10th
BZA Filing Deadline – petitions must be submitted prior to 4:00 p.m.

September 13th
BZA meeting is Canceled due to lack of quorum

September 13th
Plan Commission Filing Deadline – petitions must be submitted prior to 4:00 p.m.

October 8th
BZA Deadline for November Meeting (must submit application before 4 pm)

October 12th
BZA Meeting at 7:00 pm;

October 12th
Plan Commission Deadline for November Meeting (Must submit application before 4 pm)

October 13th
Plan Commission Meeting at 6:30 pm

Find any property and It’s description as well as a detailed map that provides parcel outlines.