Planning Department

General Information

The Planning Department works to ensure continued and improved effectiveness in making the city of New Haven a desirable place to live and work.

The goal of the Planning Department is to guide New Haven's growth and development through the implementation of adopted development policies and enforcement of land use regulations. Staff also provides professional support to the New Haven Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.  The Planning Department provides the following services to the city:



The New Haven Planning Department is responsible for maintaining zoning maps for areas within the city's planning jurisdiction. The online Zoning and Floodplain Map Viewer allows users to access zoning district information for specific property.  Users may also view FEMA's Special Flood Hazard Area delinieations.  

The viewer includes a toolbar near the top of the map which allows users to select different layers, view a map legend, zoom, and search for an address.  To view detailed information about a property click on its location.  Please note that the results may include more than one feature (ex: zoning, parcel ownership, etc.) which may be accessed by clicking on the arrows in the right corner of the results box.     


Current Planning

Current Planning involves administering the New Haven Land Usage Codes and related regulations.  This typically includes activities such as processing applications for Improvement Location Permits, subdivisions, annexations, variances, and other land use applications.   Staff also assists the public with questions related to the zoning code such as zoning classifications, permitted land uses, and development standards. 


Long-Range Planning

Long-Range Planning is a collaborative process which engages the community in an effort to establish the various goals, policies, and objectives for New Haven’s future.  The New Haven Comprehensive Land Use and Strategic Economic Plan is a document which guides the City’s growth and it is used frequently by a variety of decision makers.  The New Haven Planning Department is responsible for development of the Comprehensive Plan as well as other long-term planning projects and studies.


Other Services

Planning staff is responsible for a variety of technical services including address management, data collection, and zoning verification. 


815 Lincoln Hwy E New Haven, IN 46774
Phone 260-748-7040
Hours of Operation
Mon 7:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 7:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 7:00am - 4:00pm
Thur 7:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 7:00am - 3:30pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed