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Forward Madison County
The Madison County Council of Governments was hired by the Planning Commission to prepare a new Comprehensive Plan for that portion of Madison County located in the unincorporated part of the county. The project has been named Forward Madison
Forward Madison County is our comprehensive plan for the future of Madison County,
Indiana. Developed by the ideas and input of residents and organized by a volunteer
group of citizens, business owners, elected officials, and county leaders, this document
will serve to guide Madison County’s future growth and development for the next 20
Please visit www.forwardmadisoncounty.com for more information.
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Detailed Development Plan / Site Plan / Construction Plan Application
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Plat Review Committee
The Plat Review Committee reviews and approves administrative plats for the Planning
Commission. Administrative subdivisions or plats are small subdivisions, normally
between 1 and 4 lots. Once the committee approves the final plat, the Planning Director
The Committee is comprised of a County Commissioner, the County Engineer, County
Surveyor, the Planning Director and others. The Committee meets twice a month. There
are 2 steps in the administrative plat process. The preliminary plat or rural concept
development plan shows the proposed divisions from the root parcel. The final plat
involves just the number of lots that are actually being created. The applicant can come
back at a later date and final additional lots shown on preliminary plat. For more
information on administrative plats, please check the link on the website for the
2019 Plat Review Committee Members
Administrative Plat Requirements and Procedure
MISSION OF THE PLAN COMMISSION
The Board of Commissioners established the Madison County Plan Commission in 1945 to preserve and improve the health and safety of Madison County citizens. It is the responsibility of the Plan Commission to develop a plan that allocates community resources to achieve both current and future goals.
FUNCTIONS OF THE PLAN COMMISSION
The Madison County Planning Commission office has the responsibility of producing the long range planning for Madison County. The Plan Commission's main tool for long range planning is the County Comprehensive Plan. The most recent Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the County Commissioners in March 2001. Based on this new plan, the County has undertaken the process of developing zoning and subdivision ordinances. The Office of the Planning Commission handles the day-to-day administrative work of the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals under the supervision of the Director of the Planning Commission. The office manages the submission and review of petitions for variances, rezoning, and platting. The Plan Commission has a second function as the County Building Commission. Through their inspection program, the Plan Commission issues building permits and enforces building codes as adopted by the County.
PLAN COMMISSION JURISIDICTION
The Planning Commission Jurisdiction includes all unincorporated areas of the County. The Planning Commission also serves as the Building Commission for the Town of Orestes.
Technical Review Committee
The Technical Review Committee reviews and makes recommendations for some of the
petitions that come before the Planning Commission. Rezonings, planned unit
developments and major subdivisions are examples. The Committee also reviews
petitions that do not come before the Commission. The Committee has final approval of
them. Site development plans are an example of this. For more information regarding
the types of cases the Committee hears, please check the link on the website for the
The Technical Review Committee is made up of the County Engineer, the County
Surveyor, Planning Director and others. The Committee has monthly scheduled
meetings. However, the Committee can have meetings outside of the regularly scheduled meetings.
Tech Review 2020 Meeting Schedule
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Special Flood Hazard Area
The Executive Director is the floodplain manager for the unincorporated part of Madison County. The floodplain manager assists the citizens in the unincorporated part of Madison County with issues in, or near, the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). The SFHA is mapped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The “flood” maps are called Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and will indicate the location of the SFHA and the “flood zone” in which an area is located.
Please contact the Madison County Planning Department at (765) 641-9540 for any
questions related to, or regarding, the SFHA.
2011-BC-04 – Flood Hazard Area Ordinance