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**Grant County Solar Application Development Committee**

The Grant County Area Plan Commission is forming a " Solar Application Development Committee" and are looking for two (2) community members to be a part of this committee.

This Solar Application Development Committee will be responsible for developing a Commercial Solar Development Application for any Commercial Solar Development Company to complete prior to its solar development being accepted by the Area Plan Commission Office.

Community Members can bring in letters of interest to the Area Plan Commission Office at 401 S. Adams St, Marion, IN, 46953, 4th Floor or you can email your Name, Home Address, and phone number to rmalott@grantcounty.in.gov.

Letters of Interest will be accepted now thru Friday, April 12th @ 4pm.


Solar Time Line

If you would like to review the Solar Time Line, please click here.

If you have any questions please contact the office between 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday at 765-668-4765 or email at areaplan@grantcounty.in.gov and someone will be able to assist you.

**ATTENTION GRANT COUNTY RESIDENTS**

Below is the list of items that will be addressed in the Comprehensive Plan. Note Area Plan will find out if it will receives the ORCA Grant on March 15, 2024.

1. Land Use
2. Government and Fiscal Capacity
3. Public Facilities and Services
4. Placemaking
a. Community Wellness
b. Culture
c. Education
5. Economic Development
6. Housing
7. Transportation
8. Agriculture
9. Natural Resources
10. Parks and Recreation
11. Broadband Access
12. Historic and Archaeological Resources
13. Hazard Mitigation
If you have any questions please contact the office between 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday at 765-668-4765 or email at areaplan@grantcounty.in.gov and someone will be able to assist you.

**ATTENTION New Registration site for Contractors in Grant County**

Area Plan is updating the permit software we currently have to Schneider Geo Permits. The new software will bring everything online, which will include all Permits (either from Area Plan, Health Department, or the Food Department) along with submitting for Variances, Special Exceptions and more!  Currently, we only have the registration for Contractors available. Contractors can register and pay thru the New System with the link below.

The link below is for the contractors who have not registered for the year 2024. If you have already registered, you should have received an email stating that you need to update your information. If you are currently registered for 2023 and you did not receive an email, please contact the office to update your email address. 
Contractor Registration

! ATTENTION CONTRACTORS!
All Contractors, current and new, that are working in Grant County Area Plan's Jurisdiction, please take the time to review the new changes in the office for 2024, Click Here. If you have any questions, please contact the office.


**Moving forward once the new system is up and running Area Plan will have a class for the launch of the new system. We will make sure everyone is notified.  Until then you will still have to come in, call or email your permits to the office at areaplan@grantcounty.in.gov or call 765-668-4765 if you have questions.


!!!Area Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings!!!

Meetings will be held at the Grant County Complex. Located at: 401 S. Adams Street Marion IN 46953, County Council Chambers-1st Floor.

  • Next Meeting for BZA will be held on May 6, 2024 at 6pm.
  • Next Meeting for APC will be held on  May 6, 2024, at 7pm.
  • APC and the BZA will be broadcasting their meetings virtually. If you would like to find out more tap here!

    BZA agenda for May 6, 2024 meeting, will be updated after the deadline on April 15, 2024!

    APC agenda for May 6, 2024 meeting, will be updated after the deadline on April 15, 2024!

    Public Hearings for the BZA Meeting for May 6, 2024 will be updated after the deadline on April 15, 2024!

    Public Hearings for the APC Meeting for May 6, 2024 will be updated after the deadline on April 15, 2024!

**If you have missed a meeting, Solar or regular, and would like to review them then click here and you will be routed to our YouTube page. **

If you have any questions, please contact the office between 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday at 765-668-4765 and someone will be able to assist you.


Grant County Solar Ordinance

Grant County's Solar Ordinance was adopted in 2022, you can find the link here.

If you have any questions, you can call the office between 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday at 765-668-4765 and someone will be able to assist you.

Duties and Responsibilities

Grant County Area Plan is a multifaceted planning organization established under Indiana Area Planning law and includes:


Duties of the Office include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support and information and manage meetings for the Area Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Maintain zoning maps.
  • Enforce ordinances including the zoning and subdivision ordinances, as well as the ordinances for animal feeding operations, wind energy conversions, and wireless facilities.
  • Maintain master and comprehensive plan.
  • Issue and maintain improvement location and building permits (The Cities of Marion and Gas City issue their own permits)
  • Issue and maintain change of use and substitution applications.
  • Inspect projects associated with all permits issued according to current local and state building codes.
  • Inspect and enforce any violations to the zoning ordinance (i.e., building too close to property lines, illegal business, home occupations)
  • Monitor and address unsafe housing situations in the county and enforce the Unsafe Building portion of the local ordinance.
  • Take petitions for re-zoning, subdivisions, variances and special exceptions.

Area Plan Contact

Ryan Malott
401 S. Adams Street
Marion, IN 46953, 4th Floor
Fax: (765) 651-0892
Phone: (765) 668-4765
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Fri
Permit hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon-Fri
Email: areaplan@grantcounty.in.gov