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Department of Metropolitan Development

Welcome to DMD

From working to plan for our city's future - to creating affordable homeownership opportunities - to supporting the growth of jobs and investment in our community - the Department of Metropolitan Development works in partnership with other city departments to build a world-class city, neighborhood by neighborhood.

This website offers detailed information about DMD and provides a direct link to many of our department services. If you have questions or comments, please consult our staff directory or send an e-mail to​.


​Emily Mack 
Director, DMD


DMD Information and More: 


  Sign Ordinance changes amended as approved by the Metropolitan Development Commission on November 18, 2015 and adopted November 30, 2015 by the City-County Council.  The content in both amendments is identical, but 2015-AO-003 amends the current sign regulations immediately, while 2015-AO-004 amends the Indy Rezone ordinance, which uses different formatting and numbering, that will take effect April 1, 2016.  

Department of Metropolitan Development

City-County Building
200 E. Washington St.
Suite 2042
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tel: (317) 327-5355
Fax: (317) 327-5908

 If you see this sign…

Public Hearing Sign 

The property owner is applying to develop the property in a way that requires approval. Find out about the development & public hearing process here



​​Did you know we have a DMD podcast? Check it out on our resource page here​!