Planning Department


Mission Statement

To provide the City of Lebanon with proper administration and planning of land use, to issue permits for residential, commercial, and industrial structures, and to safeguard the homes, businesses, schools, churches, and industry against unsanitary and unsafe areas in the City of Lebanon.

The Planning Department is responsible for issuing Building Permits, setting up and regulating Building Inspections, Floodplain Administrator, Code Enforcement, Implementing and Regulating Planning and Zoning for the City. We are staff for the Lebanon Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and the Historic Preservation Commission. We oversee and administer the Blight Elimination Grant, Brownfields Grant, and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (Active Living Initiative).

– 2022 50/50 Sidewalk Replacement Cost Share Program Petition

Floodplain Management

Why is Floodplain Management so important?

While many areas have flood problems, floodplain lands can be valuable community assets. That natural resources that are contained in these areas, as well as the natural functions of these resources, can contribute to overall quality of life. When floodplain areas are left in or restored to a natural state, they can not only reduce the severity of flooding, but better handle storm water runoff and help prevent pollution of the natural water system

Floodplain or Floodway?

The floodway is a channel of a river or stream and those portions of the land adjoining the channel which are reasonably required to carry and discharge the peak flow of the regulatory (100-year) flood. The areas adjoining the channel which have been or may be covered by the regulatory flood is the floodway fringe. The floodplain includes both the floodway and the floodway fringe districts. Generally, the floodway should be kept clear of structures and other impediments to drainage flow. Floodway fringe areas may have drainage.

– Elevation Certificate – SOP 

– Flood Ordinance 

Board of Zoning Appeals – 2022 Meeting Calendar 

Plan Commision – 2022 Meeting Calendar

City of Lebanon Zoning Map

The purpose of this Zoning Ordinance is to regulate the use and development of land within the jurisdiction of the City of Lebanon. It is intended to promote the public health, safety and general welfare.

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401 S Meridian St
Lebanon, IN 46052

Phone: (765) 482-8845
Fax: (765) 482-8873

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Mayor Gentry Shares 2022 State of the City Address

Mayor Gentry Shares 2022 State of the City Address

Good evening. Thank you for joining us. As always, it is truly my pleasure and honor to address you. After the challenging years of 2020 and 2021, it is a relief that we can all come together safely. With so many projects moving forward in various stages of development and completion, I appreciate any opportunity to pause and reflect on the status of our community. It is a moment we can come together to take stock in our achievements, evaluate outstanding challenges, and cast a vision for our shared future.



Ben Bontrager : Planning Director

Ben Bontrager

Planning Director

Matt Reynolds : Assistant City Planner / Code Enforcement Inspector

Matt Reynolds

Assistant City Planner / Code Enforcement Inspector

Derek Warren : Deputy Director

Derek Warren

Deputy Director

Skip Hart : Building Inspector

Skip Hart

Building Inspector

Gary Riner : City Inspector

Gary Riner

City Inspector
Makada Love : Code Enforcement Inspector

Makada Love

Code Enforcement Inspector
Kristi Spencer : Executive Assistant

Kristi Spencer

Executive Assistant

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