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).

Project LEAP Phase 2 Annexation

Project LEAP Phases 3-18 Annexations

Eli Lilly Development Plan Project Documents

LEAP District PUD Ordinance Documents

Comprehensive Plan Amendment – LEAP District

Witt Road Vacation Documents


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 

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




City Hosts Open House for Anderson Lane Road Project

City Hosts Open House for Anderson Lane Road Project

Lebanon, Ind. – On Tuesday, June 4th, the City of Lebanon hosted an open house to update the public on upcoming upgrades to Anderson Lane. Anderson Lane is a significant thoroughfare on the city’s north side, located near Witham Health Services, State Road 39, as well as various neighborhoods. 

Eli Lilly & Co. More Than Doubling Lebanon Investment

Eli Lilly & Co. More Than Doubling Lebanon Investment

Courtesy: IndyStar: Eli Lilly and Co., is more than doubling its investment in its Boone County manufacturing site to increase production of ingredients in its blockbuster weight loss and diabetes drugs. The expansion to produce the ingredients in Zepbound and Mounjaro will increase the cost of the project from $3.7 billion to $9 billion.

2024 Total Eclipse Reaction Reel

2024 Total Eclipse Reaction Reel

The 2024 Total Eclipse in Lebanon, Indiana did not disappoint. Mother Nature played nice and game eclipse-goers beautiful weather and mostly clear skies. Lebanon residents were able to renew their love for their community, and out-of-town visitors were welcomed by the community, and filled by eight different Watch Party locations.



Ben Bontrager : Planning Director

Ben Bontrager

Planning Director
Derek Warren : Deputy Director

Derek Warren

Deputy Director

Makada Love : Code Enforcement Inspector

Makada Love

Code Enforcement Inspector

Skip Hart : Building Inspector

Skip Hart

Building Inspector

Kristi Spencer : Executive Assistant

Kristi Spencer

Executive Assistant

Jennifer Wilson : Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Wilson

Administrative Assistant

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