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1 W Hill St Ste 205
Wabash, IN 46992
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Website: areaplan.wabashcounty85.us
Help/FAQ
What are the requirements for a permit for a new home?
BASIC OUTLINE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDING PERMIT

Review deed of property you are thinking of purchasing to see if there are any restrictions on the plot before you make the purchase.
Verify if proposed site is under city or county jurisdiction for permitting purposes.

A minimum lot size of 65,340 sq feet or (1 1/2 acres). County Health Dept Requirement.
The minimum road frontage is 150 FT (Width of Lot)
Through driveway right of way must be 50 feet wide if home site is not on road frontage.

Check with Surveyors office to verify that no county drains are involved or will be affected by the construction site. All parcels which are being built on must check with the county surveyor for any drainage issues regulated by the county before completing building permit.With regard to old lots or rebuilds contact the county surveyor with any questions about county drains.
260-5263-0661 Ext 258 Cheri Slee


Verify zoning for property.

Is property located in or near a flood plain or any flowage easement.
911 address issued by Count Plan Commission. Must be addressed before
public utilities will install temporary electrical service.
Drive entrance culvert pipe sized by County Highway Dept.
260-563-2091 Form available at Plan Commission Office.
STATE PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR DRIVEWAY FROM A STATE ROAD.
260-563-0681

Must have Septic permit before building permit can be issued.
County Health Dept. 260-563-0661 Ext 1251 Jennifer Scott
If contractor is not sure contact County Plan Commission to get setback requirements for property lines, distances from roads, and right of ways. 260-563-0661 Ext 1267 Mike Howard

Apply for building permit at the County Plan Commission Office
Cost is $0.05 / foot, ground floor square footage, not to exceed $250.00.
Must provide a copy or drawing of plot listings all setbacks and showing any other structures on the parcel. Must also provide the floor plan for structure being built.

The County Plan Commission Office is located on the top floor of the Wabash County Court House.
Please call or stop in any time with questions.

AG ZONE

Setbacks Residence
State roads 105 ft
Primary County Roads 95 ft
Secondary County Roads 65 ft


Side lot line (residence) 10 ft *
Rear lot line (residence) 25 ft

* The minimum aggregate depth of both side yards for a residential use is 25 ft


Setbacks Accessory Buildings
State roads 105 ft
Primary County Roads 95 ft
Secondary County Roads 65 ft

Side lot line (residence) 6 ft
Rear lot line (residence) 10 ft

Streams 100 ft

Setbacks from CAFO's
All Confined Feeding Operations 1320 ft
All Open Pits or Lagoons 1600 ft

Mobile Homes
All Mobile Homes Require A Special Exception
Must be at least 800 square feet
Must have gable roof
Each must have own septic unless in mobile home park
No structures can be attached to mobile home

Road Right of Way
A COUNTY ROADS
a 40 FEET TOTAL WHICH WOULD BE 20 FEET FROM CENTER
EACH WAY
B STATE ROADS
a 80 FEET TOTAL WHICH WOULD BE 40 FEET FROM CENTER
EACH WAY
b SOME STATE ROADS ARE MORE SOME ARE LESS
ie ST RD 16 IS 60 FEET
c 4 LANE
C ONLY PEMITABLE FIXTURE CLOSER TO ROAD IS MAIL BOX
D OTHER RESTRICTIONS VARY ACCORDING TO
ZONING OR SUB DIVISION COVENANTS.



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