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Plan Commission
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Wednesday of Every Month
  • Porter County Administration Center, Room 205

Meetings are always open to the public.

  • Bob Poparad, President
  • Mitch Peters, Vice-President
  • Laura Blaney
  • Kevin Breitzke
  • Richard Burns
  • Lyndsay Ploehn
  • Ken Williams
  • Luther Williams
  • Kyle Yelton

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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A Plan Commission (advisory) is defined by and set up according to state statute. The Plan Commission consists of a nine member panel, containing a mixture of both elected officials, citizen members, and others who are impaneled by virtue of their office.

Public Hearings
The Plan Commission holds public hearings relating to petitions for rezonings, subdivision plats, development plans, and amendments to local zoning ordinances.

As defined by law, in matters of rezoning and amendment petitions, the Plan Commission acts in an advisory capacity by making a recommendation and forwarding the petition to the County Board of Commissioners for final action, as the legislative body of the county. In matters regarding subdivision plat approval, their action is final, and is not forwarded to the county commissioners.

Building Permits
The Plan Commission office also issues building permits for unincorporated Porter County, and provides information regarding the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Development Review Committee.

Filing Deadlines
There are filing deadlines for petitions to the Plan Commission that must be met before a public hearing will be scheduled. Please call the Plan Commission office for additional information.

Contact Us
Robert Thompson
Executive Director

155 Indiana Ave.
Suite 311
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Ph: 219-465-3540

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.