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Indianapolis/Marion County Zoning Ordinances

Zoning Ordinances are a part of the Indianapolis/Marion County City Code. The entire city code is available on-line through Municode.com.  
Below are links to individual portions of the the Zoning Ordinance in a printer-friendly and reader-friendly format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to read these documents.

A Zoning Synopsis Booklet is available for download. The synopsis an abbreviation of the salient characteristics of the major zoning districts in Marion County. Consult the full text of the zoning ordinance for legal authority.

Chapter 730: Zoning - General Provisions

Chapter 731: Dwelling Districts (DDZO) Zoning Ordinance & Subdivision Control Ordinance

    • Table of Contents for DDZO (3 pages)
      • Article I - General: Definitions (15 pages)
      • Article II - Sec 200-217 General Regulations and the individual district regulations D-A through D-P ( 60 pages)
      • Article II - Sec 218-219 Temporary and Accessory Use (10 pages) 
      • Article II - Sec 220 Home Occupations (3 pages)
      • Article II - Sec 221 Special Regs (10 pages)
      • Article II - Sec 222-224 Manufactured Hsg & Religious Uses (3 pages)
    • Diagrams for DDZO (12 pages)
    • Map of Development Areas (1 page)
      • Article III - Subdivision Control Ordinance (27 pages)
    • Meridian Hills Excerpt and Map (3 pages)
    • 1948 Agricultural and Forestry Districts (3 pages)

 

Chapter 732: Commercial Zoning Ordinance (CZO)

Chapter 733: Industrial Zoning Ordinance

      • Table of Contents for IZO (3 pages)
      • Article I - II Sec 100-201 Industrial Districts Uses (11 pages)
      • Article II Sec 202-209 Industrial Districts Standards (35 pages)
      • Article II Sec 210-211 Industrial Districts Parking & Special Regulations (23 pages)
      • Article II Sec 212-213 Industrial Districts Special Exceptions & Definitions (17 pages)
      • Diagrams for IZO (9 pages)

 Chapter 734: Sign Regulations

      • Table of Contents for Sign Regs (2 pages)
      • Article I - General; Exempt Signs; Prohibited Signs (6 pages)
      • Article II - Basic Regulations (4 pages)
      • Article III - Sec 301 Signs in Dwelling Districts (4 pages)
      • Article III - Sec 303 Signs in Commercial & Industrial Districts (6 pages)
      • Article III - Sec 304 Signs in Special Districts (4 pages)
      • Article III - Sec 305 Signs in CBD (6 pages)
      • Article III - Sec 306 Off-premises Signs (billboards) (4 pages)
      • Article IV  Special Provisions (6 pages)
      • Article V - Tables (8 pages)
      • Article V - Definitions (10 pages)
      • Diagrams for the Sign Regulations (32 pages) 

Chapter 735: Other Zoning Districts

      • Article I - Airport (2002 - 6 pages)
      • Article II - Central Business Districts (2002 - 25 pages)
      • Article III - Flood Control Districts (2009  - 24 pages,

                                                                 Table of Contents  for Flood Control - 2 pages)

      • Article IV - Gravel-Sand-Borrow (1966 - 3 pages)
      • Article V - Historic Preservation (2001 - 9 pages)
      • Article VI - Regional Center (2008 - 9 pages)
      • Article VII - Special Districts (2009 - 48 pages)
      • Article VIII - Wellfield Protection (2010 - 14 pages)
      • Article IX - Wireless Communications (2000 - 13 pages)

Handy Excerpt Tables are available for download. The Excerpt Tables list the basic standards for various districts on one or two pages. Consult the full text of the zoning ordinance for legal authority.

  • Dwelling Districts development standards (2-pages)
  • Commercial development standards (1 page)
  • Industrial development standards (1 page)