The Marshall County Plan Commission is responsible for the Marshall County Comprehensive Plan and its implementation through the County Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Control Ordinance and various other policies. The Marshall County Plan Commission oversees and regulates, by means of the County Comprehensive Plan the type, location and timing of development in the unincorporated areas of Marshall County. The Towns of Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, Culver and Plymouth all have their own plan commissions.
The Plan Commission is an advisory board to the Board of Commissioners. The Plan Commission reviews development proposals for subdivisions and re-zoning, amendments to the local zoning ordinance, PUD, vacations, as well as conducts comprehensive land use for the County. In this role, the Plan Commission utilizes the help of the Technical Review Committee and Planning and Zoning staff.
The Plan Commission holds public hearings every fourth Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall County Building, room 203, Plymouth, IN unless advertised differently. All applications are due fifteen days prior to the hearing.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Marshall County Board of Zoning Appeals is a five-member board that addresses variances to the development standards laid out in the local zoning ordinance. Also, the Board may allow land uses not otherwise permitted if the Zoning Ordinance Standards create a hardship for a property owner. In addition, the Board serves as the body to appeal certain planning and zoning decisions as well as oversee Trash, Junk and Debris Complaints.
The Marshall County Board of Zoning Appeals holds public hearings every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall County Building, Room 203, Plymouth, IN unless advertised differently.