At the center of Parke County is one of the most famous Indiana downtowns with brick roads, historic buildings, a five-and-dime store, and more. People travel to the downtown for its well-known boutique stores, antiques, and unique hometown dining options. It’s a stop for many families visiting the famous Turkey Run State Park. Families travel to Parke County to experience canoeing, kayaking and tubing, purposefully undeveloped with beautiful covered bridges in its backdrop. The array of small towns and townships within Parke County that are lined with small businesses give it a charm unlike any other. Are you interested in starting a business in Parke County? Explore the permitting options below.


For the following permits, citizens are encouraged to contact the Parke County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning at

Well Permit
This permit is for anyone who wants to drill a private well for water supply.

Building Permit
When requesting a building permit for single family dwellings/modular, comm. Building, comm. Accessory, single wide mobile home, double wide mobile home, public buildings, public accessory, detached garage, attached garage, another residential accessory, farm accessory

Rezoning Permit
This permit is for changing a property’s use district to a different district with regulations permitting the applicant’s desired use. (Commercial, residential, industrial, agricultural, and sub-districts).


For the following permits, citizens are encouraged to contact the Sanitary/Health Inspector.
(765) 569-4071

Annual Food Permit
This permit is for food establishments, markets, and caterers.

Temporary Food Permit
For food trucks, mobile vendors,

Farmers Market Permit
Home based vendors who want to sell their products at the yearly farmer’s market

Septic Permit
This permit is for installation or repair of a septic tank.

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