ZONING & SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS

The Planning Department manages zoning and subdivision regulations for four separate political jurisdictions - the City of Columbus, Bartholomew County, the Edinburgh / Bartholomew / Columbus Joint District, and the Town of Hartsville.  The regulations and some processes vary by jurisdiction. 

If you know your planning jurisdiction, simply scroll down this page or click the provided links below for the zoning and subdivision regulations for that jurisdiction.

Planning Jurisdictions

City of Columbus
Bartholomew County
Joint District
Town of Hartsville

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City of Columbus

 

The Planning Department provides a full range of services for the City of Columbus.  This includes administering the complete set of development regulations; monitoring those regulations for effectiveness, clarity, and relevance; and managing the process for any revisions to the development regulations.

All highlighted links are PDF documents.         

Zoning Ordinance - Table of Contents

The zoning ordinance for the City of Columbus is provided below.  The corresponding zoning map is provided as a layer on the Bartholomew County GIS system.  

1. Basic Provisions
2. Administration
3. Zoning Districts
4. Overlay Zoning Districts
5. Planned United Development
6. Use Standards
7. Parking & Circulation Standards

8. Landscaping Standards
9. General Development Standards
10. Sign Standards
11. Nonconformities
12. Processes & Permits
13. Enforcement & Penalties
14. Definitions

PUD Documents

Columbus Airpark PUD - Revised 6.4.13
Columbus Crossing PUD User's Guide


Subdivision Control Ordinance

Columbus Subdivision Control Ordinance Document



Bartholomew County
 

The Planning Department provides a full range of services for Bartholomew County.  This includes administering the complete set of development regulations; monitoring those regulations for effectiveness, clarity, and relevance; and managing the process for any revisions to the development regulations.

All hightlighted links are PDF documents.  

Zoning Ordinance - Table of Contents

The zoning ordinance for the Bartholomew County is provided below.  The corresponding zoning map is provided as a layer on the Bartholomew County GIS system.  

1. Basic Provisions
2. Administration
3. Zoning Districts
4. Overlay Zoning Districts
5. Planned United Development
6. Use Standards
7. Parking & Circulation Standards

8. Landscaping Standards
9. General Development Standards
10. Sign Standards
11. Nonconformities
12. Processes & Permits
13. Enforcement & Penalties
14. Definitions

Subdivision Control Ordinance

Bartholomew County Subdivision Control Ordinance Document



Joint District
 

The Edinburgh / Bartholomew / Columbus Joint District jurisdiction is the result of special legislation in the State of Indiana created to address situations where multiple cities, counties, and/or towns have interest in the development of a particular area.  This creation of this Joint District was prompted by the construction of the Edinburgh Premium Outlets.  The Planning Department administers the development regulations in this area through an inter-local agreement between the Town of Edinburgh, the City of Columbus, and Bartholomew County.  This area is currently regulated by the Bartholomew County development regulations in effect at the time of the Joint District’s creation.

All hightlighted links are PDF documents.    

Interlocal Agreement

Joint District Interlocal Agreement

Zoning Ordinance

Joint District Zoning Ordinance
Joint District Zoning Map



Town of Hartsville
 

The Planning Department provides limited services to the Town of Hartsville through a contract between the Town and Bartholomew County.  The Planning Department’s role is limited to reviewing development applications against the Town’s zoning regulations.

All highlighted links are PDF documents. All hightlight documents are PDF's. 
 

Zoning Ordinance

Hartsville Zoning Ordinance
Hartsville Zoning Map

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