Planning & Zoning

Department of Planning & Zoning Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Issues building permits for all construction work taking place within the city limits and the two mile jurisdictional area surrounding the city.
  • Inspects all construction work to assure compliance with all state codes.
  • Enforces flood plain management regulations as required by FEMA and DNR.
  • Assigns 911 addresses for all properties being developed within city limits and two mile jurisdictional area.
  • Processes all applications for plats, rezoning, land use variances, and technical variances being filed for review and approval by Seymour Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Enforces city zoning ordinances and developmental standards for properties within the city limits and the two mile jurisdictional area.
  • Enforces city property maintenance code for all properties within the incorporated limits of the city.
  • ADA Coordinator.
  • Utility Impact Board Advisor.

Plan Commission

The Plan Commission reviews petitions in the following categories:

Replat Petitions, 1 Rezone Petitions, and 2 Vacate Petitions, 2 Development Plans and 1 Foundation Petition. The Plan Commission also reviewed 1 Land Use Variance Petitions and gave either favorable or unfavorable recommendation to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Plat Committee

Plat Committee is comprised of city staff and hears and decides on all property re-plat applications.   

Board of Zoning Appeals

 The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and decides on all property variance applications. These positions are appointed by the Mayor and County authorities. 

Inspections

Inspections are performed by the City Building Inspector Dave Neukam and includes all construction projects, i.e. electrical, plumbing, heating, HVAC, etc.  

Electrician's License

If you are an electrician and want to work on a job site in Seymour, IN, you must hold a current license registered at City of Seymour- Department of Planning and Zoning.The City of Seymour holds electrician’s license for 300 individuals in the city limits and a two-mile fringe.

All Electrical License Renewals are due by January 31st of each year and good for one year. Electrical License Renewals are $15.00.  A new license is $25.00.  Checks are made payable to the City of Seymour.

Office Contacts

Jeremy Gray - Building Commissioner - 812-523-5882
jgray@seymourin.org

Dave Neukam - Building Inspector - 812-523-5899
dneukam@seymourin.org

Kelly Pifer - Ordinance Administrator - 812-523-5894
kpifer@seymourin.org

Patty Tormoehlen - Administrative Assistant - 812-522-4746
ptormoehlen@seymourin.org

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