***JANUARY 1, 2018 CHANGE***

Starting January 1, 2018 the Building Department will no longer be responsible for Zoning Administration and management of the Area Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of South Bend and St. Joseph County. This will become the responsibility of the Area Plan Commission. As well, Commercial and Sign permits will require an additional ILP review by the Area Plan Commission.


Links to City and County ordinances and a corresponding zoning map are below. 

City of South Bend Zoning Ordinance

St. Joseph County Zoning Ordinance

Other Towns/Cities Zoning Ordinances

What is my property zoned?

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For more information contact the building department at 574-235-9554 or email.