The Department of Community Investment is responsible for the administration of the South Bend Zoning Ordinance, the South Bend Plan Commission, and South Bend Board of Zoning Appeals.
COVID-19 Update: Our offices are currently closed to the public. All meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Meeting links for public hearings can be found on the respective agenda. For questions or to schedule a meeting with staff, please call 574-235-9371.
SOUTH BEND PLAN COMMISSION
The South Bend Plan Commission (SBPC) meets monthly to process Zone Map Changes (rezoning) and Subdivisions. The Commission can also hear variances and special exception requests when part of a combined public hearing with a rezoning or subdivision application. The Commission consists of nine (9) members whose appointments are authorized by Indiana State law.
The South Bend Plan Commission meets on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Floor of the County-City Building.
SOUTH BEND BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
The South Bend Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meets monthly to hear requests for variances from the development standards of the zoning ordinance, special exception, and use variance requests. The Board consists of five (5) members whose appointments are authorized by Indiana State Law.
The Board meets on the first month of each month at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Floor of the County-City Building.
The administration of the South Bend Zoning Ordinance, South Bend Plan Commission, and South Bend Board of Zoning Appeals is handled by staff in the Department of Community Investment located on the 14th Floor of the County-City Building.
227 W. Jefferson Boulevard
14th Floor County City Building
South Bend, Indiana 46601