Grant County Area Plan Commission serves many functions for the community and consists of:

Functions of Grant County Area Plan Commission
  • Staff members
  • Plan Commission Board
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Jurisdiction over the Towns of:
    • Jonesboro
    • Fairmount
    • Matthews
    • Upland
    • Van Buren
    • Sweetser
    • and Rural Grant County
Duties of the Office include but are not limited to:
  • maintain zoning maps
  • enforce the zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance and wireless facilities tower ordinance
  • maintain master plan and comprehensive plan
  • issue and maintain improvement location permits and building permits (Marion City issues its own building permits)
  • issue and maintain change of use and substitution applications
  • inspect structures according to Indiana Building Codes
  • inspect and enforce any violations to the zoning ordinance
    • building too close to the property line
    • illegal business
    • home occupations, etc...
  • take petitions for re-zoning, subdivisions, variances and special exceptions:
    • gather all information necessary for the petition
    • gather data on the site the petition is requested for
    • gather any data the board members request about the petition