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Indiana County Office of Planning & Development


Organizational Information

Parent Organization

Indiana County Board of Commissioners

Legal Structure

Local Government

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Byron G. Stauffer, Jr. -  Executive Director

Contact Person(s)

LuAnn Zak - Assistant Director
Christina Coleman - Community Development Analyst

Contact Number(s)

724-465-3870 - Telephone

Contact Email(s) - Executive Director - Intake

Web Addresses

Primary Address

Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
Indiana County Courthouse Annex
801 Water Street
Indiana, PA, 15701-1705

Additional Addresses

Courthouse Annex Building
801 Water Street
Indiana, PA, 15701

Service Information

Service Area

Indiana County. Availability of services DEPENDENT ON FUNDING

Service Description

Building Permits and Code Enforcement - ICOPD, under the statewaide building code, known as the UCC, administers and enforces the code for 32 of the county's 38 municipalities. The code applies to the construction, alteration, repair, movement, equipment, removal, demolition, location, maintenance, occupancy or change of occupancy of every building or structure in these municipalities and all exisiting structures that are not legally occupied. Please contact the office for a map of the municipalities as well as application packets, guidelines, and exemptions.

Housing Accessibility Program of Indiana County- program provides financial assistance to Indiana County residents with permanent physical disabilities and will enable them to maintain their independent living status by modifying their homes to accommodate their disability. Any Indiana County home owner with a physician certified permanent physical disability that meets the income guidelines is eligible.

55+ Roof and Heating Systems Replacement Program. - Assistance for Indiana County homeowners to address leaking or deteriorated roof systems and inoperable or inefficient heating systems. Due to limited funding, they are not addressing other energy efficiency issues. Must be an Indiana County homeowner (home and land), property taxes must be current or have a written agreement with Tax Claim for payment. Households must income qualify. There is limited funding for the program and a running waiting list.

Countywide Lateral Assistance Program - The program is a grant or deferred loan program for Indiana County residents that are required to connect to public water or sewage main line. Households must meet income eligibility as well as other criteria. A lateral connection is from the house to the main service line of the public system. Funding for this program is limited.

Available Hours

8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday; Voice mail 24 hours. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the office is currently closed to the public; but are both sending and accepting applications by mail or by other arrangements. Please call 724-465-3879 for Building Permits or 724-465-3872 for Housing programs. You may also call the main office number at 724-465-3870 for general information. Please allow 24 hours for response.

Fees/Cost for Services

There are no fees for the housing and community development grant/loan programs. Fees for the building permits are based on the type of project. Please call the office for the current fee schedule.

Eligibility Requirements

Varies depending upon program or service.

Required Documentation

Varies depending upon program or service.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Please call 724-465-3872 for Housing Program applications, or 724-465-3879 for Building Permit applications and information. General office information may be obtained by calling 724-465-3870.

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility

Facility is handicap accessible.

Languages Spoken or Available

Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and require special accommodations need to contact the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled public hearing at 724-465-3870 (Voice) or 724-465-3805 (TDD).