Planning Commission

Starke County Planning Commission

Terry Stephenson <>
53 East Mound Street
Knox, IN 46534
574-772-9133 – Main

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm Central Time

The Plan Commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM (local time)

Planning Commission & BZA will not have meetings in December. The next scheduled meeting will be January 21, 2015

Agency Functions

The Starke County Plan Commission Office processes building , business and change of use applications into permits and provides the county with ordinances and provisions to protect and promote the public health, safety and general welfare.

Before taking a permit, we need the following information:

  1. If you are not the legal owner of the property; you will need a permission slip from the owner to construct or place a mobile or manufactured home.
  2. We need the entire legal description, size of the property and the map number from the auditor’s office.
  3. Cost of construction or cost of mobile or manufactured home and the year, make and serial or model number.
  4. Height of structure to the highest peak.
  5. Dimension of structure
  6. What other structures exist on the property and their sizes. You may obtain this information in the assessors office downstairs.
  7. Sketch showing where all structures are located and where the new structure will sit, also show how far the new structure will be from roads and property lines, north, south, east and west.
  8. Please be advised it is the property owners responsibility to make sure all requirements from the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals are met. Permits can be revoked!


Click here for Permit fees

2015 Plan Comm Board Staff Members

2008 Minutes

2009 Minutes

2010 Minutes

2011 Minutes

2012 Minutes

2013 Minutes

2014 Minutes

2015 Minutes/Agenda

2016 Minutes/Agenda

2016 Minutes April

April 20, 2016 Minutes

Starke County Planning Commission Complaint Procedure

Starke County Planning Commission Complaint Form