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Board of Zoning Appeals

Roles & Responsibilities 

5 citizen/members, no more than 3 of whom may be from the same political party, appointed by the Mayor of the City; 2 remaining citizens/members, appointed by the County Commissioners who must reside outside the City corporate limits, but within the 2-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction surrounding the City, and who must be of opposite political parties.

The BZA hears variance cases including but not limited to, land usage, lot size, setbacks, sign usage and placement, fences and height and size of structures. The BZA also hears conditional use cases including but not limited to, operating a business in a residentially zoned area and mobile home placement.

The Building Commissioner and his staff process applications, prepares documents and sets meeting dates, advertises legal notices and advises the Board of Zoning Appeals on all cases.  The Building Commission Secretary also serves as the Board of Zoning Appeals’ secretary.

Meeting Schedule 

The BZA meets as needed every 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 200 Harned Avenue.

Please call the Building Commissioner’s office at (812) 254-8208 to acquire application deadline dates.


  • David Gray - Vice Chairman
  • Greg Haag
  • Larry Mullen
  • Jim Pfoff
  • Jon Pierce
  • Luis Santiago
  • Donald Spillman – Chairman
  • Tim Dant – Attorney
  • Jonathan Casper – Building Commissioner
  • Felicia Farley - Secretary
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