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Planning and Building Department
44 W. Washington St. 
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Located on the first floor of City Hall.

 (317) 392-5102

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Director: Bryant P. Niehoff


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Unified Development Ordinance

The City of Shelbyville's Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Control Ordinance have been combined into one ordinance for the purpose of maintaining consistency, shortening the overall length of the document, and to improve user friendliness for the end users. Article 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 are shared by both the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Control Ordinance. Articles 2, 3, 4, and 5 are exclusively Zoning Ordinance components. Article 6 is exclusively a Subdivision Control Ordinance component.

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Table of Contents
Article 1 - Ordinance Foundation
Article 2 - Zoning Districts
Article 3 - Overlay Districts
Article 4 - Planned Development Districts
Article 5 - Development Standards
Article 6 - Design Standards
Article 7 - Surety Standards
Article 8 - Nonconformances
Article 9 - Processes
Article 10 - Enforcement
Article 11 - Definition

Zoning Map - ( large file may take a moment to download)

This Unified Development Ordinance is intended to guide the growth and development of the City in accordance with the City of Shelbyville Comprehensive Plan for the following purposes:

A. Basic Rights: To secure adequate light, air, convenience of access and safety from fire, flood and other dangers, which may include providing adequate open spaces for light, air, and outdoor uses.

B. General Welfare: To promote the public health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience, and general welfare.

C. Development and Growth: To promote the orderly, responsible, and beneficial development and growth of the areas within the planning jurisdiction in accordance with the City of Shelbyville's land use policy.

D. Character: To protect the character and stability of agricultural, residential, institutional, commercial, industrial, historical, and natural areas.

E. Circulation: To minimize or avoid congestion on public streets and to ensure safe, convenient, and efficient traffic circulation.

F. Environmental Integrity: To preserve and enhance the scenic beauty, aesthetics, and environmental integrity of the planning jurisdiction.

G. Compatibility: To bring about compatibility between different land uses and to protect the scale and character of existing development from the encroachment of incompatible uses.

H. Intensity: To regulate and restrict the use of buildings, structures, and land for business, industry, residence and other uses.

I. Public Service: To define the powers and duties of administrative officers and bodies, and to establish procedures for the implementation and enforcement of this Unified Development Ordinance.

J. Compliance: To require ongoing compliance with the regulations and punitive recourse for noncompliance regarding the provisions of this Unified Development Ordinance.