The Town's Development Services Department is an important resource for new and existing businesses. Comprising the planning and building divisions, this department can provide direction on nearly every aspect relevant to your business.
Development Services Department, Boards, and Commissions
The Development Services Department is responsible for planning current and long-range land use in Brownsburg. Current planning typically involves reviewing plans for new office, commercial, and residential development to ensure that they meet Zoning Code requirements but also include other application types. Long-range planning typically assumes a broader scope and time frame. The department is also responsible for ensuring that existing development remains compliant with the Zoning Code, such as meeting requirements regarding lawn care and landscaping.
In carrying out its responsibilities, Development Services staff provide technical guidance to two Town boards: the Advisory Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
The Advisory Plan Commission is generally responsible for reviewing new development, projects, or uses in the city.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for hearing requests that vary from the Zoning Code's standards (e.g., setbacks).
The exact needs of your business, whether you are simply relocating to an existing space and need something as simple as a new sign or are building from the ground up, will determine the permitting process, time frame, and necessary forms. To establish which permits and forms you need to complete, visit the online permit portal.