Planning and Zoning


The Perry County Planning and Zoning Department issues an Improvement Location Permit for a structure that is erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved, converted, or enlarged. Permit Fees vary and construction must start within one year and completed within two years. Before a residential structure is permitted, a sewage disposal system must be approved by the Perry County Health Inspector.

The jurisdiction of the Perry County Plan Commission and Zoning Appeals is all unincorporated land within Perry County and is outside two miles from the corporate limits of a city or town (Cannelton, Tell City and Troy).

Please contact Planning and Zoning at [email protected] if you have any zoning questions or want to obtain an Improvement Location Permit.

Plan Commission and Zoning Appeals meetings are held only when there is business to be conducted.

If you have questions about a floodplain, you may contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water: 877-928-3755 or email [email protected]

Contact Information


Perry County Planning and Zoning
2219 Payne St
Tell City, IN 47586

Email: C[email protected]

Office Hours:
Please call for an appointment.

Perry County Comprehensive Plan

A comprehensive plan directs the future physical development of a county or community by serving as the key policy guide for both public and private decision makers. The plan addresses the future use of land, expansion of infrastructure, the addition of community facilities, and the preservation of natural and man-made amenities.