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DCI-INQUIRY: Business Zoning Requirements

Do zoning requirements apply to every business?

Every business must meet zoning requirements to ensure that the business activity and site are compatible.

Who should I contact to find out more about zoning requirements?

You can contact the Area Plan of Commission at 574-235-9571 to determine:

  • If the business activity is appropriate for the location you have chosen
  • If the location will require special parking considerations
  • If it requires a special exception use
  • If it requires permits for changes to the structure of the building


When should I look into zoning requirements for a property?

It is strongly recommended to verify zoning prior to signing a lease or rental agreement to ensure the type of business to be operated is allowed.

How do I get more information on Business Zoning Requirements?

You can contact the Area Plan of Commission at 574-235-9571 or visit the St. Joseph County website

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