Community Development

 Recent amendments for Huntington County, Andrews, Markle, Mt. Etna, Roanoke, and Warren

For newly created parcels:

  • The minimum lot size, in the Agricultural (A), Suburban Residential (SR), R-2 (septic only; 1/2 acre if on sewer) and R-4 Zoning Districts (septic only; 1/4 acre if on sewer), for all newly created parcels is 2-acres (previously 1.5 acres). The minimum lot size applies to the newly created parcel and what remains of the parent parcel.
  • If the newly created parcel does not have an existing septic system, both a suitable primary and suitable secondary location must be designated on the survey (square footage area that also contains the absorption field). The exact distances from the Primary and Secondary OSS areas to the property lines hall be noted on the survey. Based on this survey, no structures (dwellings, garages, sheds, pools, decks, additions) or driveways shall be located on the preserved, designated primary and secondary locations. The goal of this requirement is to prevent any future development from preventing suitable OSS primary or replacement sites from becoming rejected due to compaction, soil removal, construction, fill being brought to the site, heavy equipment moving over the site, etc. The soil scientist will need to flag the OSS site so that the Surveyor will know which area to map out on the survey.

On-site sewage system (OSS)- All equipment and devices necessary for proper conduction, collection, storage, treatment, and on-site disposal of sewage.

** Future amendments are in the works, please check back with us in May or June for a listing of those amendments.

Vision Statement
"To protect and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Huntington County."

Mission Statement
Inform Decision Makers about planning, zoning, and building matters. Provide the best professional planning and building code advice. Offer accurate and detailed information, advantages and disadvantages, and the impacts of all developments.

Inform the Public about planning, zoning, and building matters. Make the information on hand easily accessible. Keep the public informed of pending changes in planning, zoning, and building codes and regulations.

Recognize that all citizens of Huntington County are our Customers. As such, the Department is committed to a high standard of Public Service, offering quality service to the citizens that visit the Department as well as those who do not.

Provide for Equitable, Consistent, and Fair development. Inform the customer what they can do, not what they cannot do. Always be consistent in the information provided.

Constantly Search for a Better Way by investigating improvements in services offered and how services are provided.

DCD serves the unincorporated areas of Huntington County and the towns of Andrews, Markle, Mount Etna, Roanoke, and Warren.
  • Answer planning, zoning, building, and development questions
  • Review and issue building permits
  • Review all rezoning, special exception, variance, subdivision, development plan, and livestock operation applications that are filed
  • Prepare amendments to codes and ordinances to maintain compliance with state law
  • License electrical contractors
  • Conduct unsafe building inspections
  • Assign new house and building addresses
  • Serve as floodplain administrator for the county and towns
  • Update and maintain Comprehensive Plans for the county and towns

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