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Zoning Information

This page contains information related to zoning information for the Town of Roachdale. 

Plan Commission Meetings

The Town of Roachdale has joined the Putnam County Area Plan Commission. Please visit the

Putnam County Building and Planning website for more information. 

Zoning Ordinance

Adopted: June 14, 2016. Effective: October 12, 2016.

Updated: September 2019

Updated January 2024

Town of Roachdale adopted a zoning ordinance in April 2016 and it became effective October 10, 2016. In January of 2024, the Town Council adopted the Putnam County Unified Development Ordinance, thus replacing the previous zoning ordinance with the Putnam County UDO. 

 Town Council is in no way intending for this ordinance to be a burden or cause undue stress to anyone. The Town, for many years, has required building permits for construction and this just expands upon that putting in place minimal rules and regulations that are of benefit to the residents, businesses, and the Town.
The purpose and intent of this Ordinance is to encourage the growth and development of the Town, to promote public health, safety and general welfare; to limit the improper use of land and to encourage the use of land according to this Ordinance; to conserve natural resources and energy to meet the needs of the public; to endure that uses of land shall be situated in appropriate locations and relationships’ to avoid the overcrowding of population; to reduce hazards to life and property; and to conserve the expenditure of funds for public improvements and services so as to obtain the most advantageous uses of land, resources, and other property interests.
With this ordinance comes the requirement for permits (there are fees for each permit) for several types of construction on any property located within the town. This list includes but is not limited to: fences, decks, additions, roofs, pools, patios, driveways, etc. Each lot within the Town is zoned for a specific use. If the property is to be used for something other than it is currently zoned for you will be required to file a special exception, variance, and/or rezoning request. The application for the permit must be filed with the Putnam County Building and Planning Department during normal business hours. The Zoning Administrator will review the application and provide guidance to the petitioner as to the next steps to be approved for an Improvement Location Permit, and /or if there is a need to go before the Plan Commission or the Board of Zoning Appeals.  

As a reminder, you must call 811 for utility locates to be completed prior to the construction beginning if there is going to be any digging involved.

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