With much more on the horizon for Sullivan County, the City of Sullivan, and the counties towns and townships, leaders are taking note that others are also paying attention. Recognizing their losses in the coal industry, they’re looking to expand revenue-generating opportunities in ways they haven’t imagined before. Their vision is for people to feel comfortable living and pursuing their dreams in Sullivan, with quality of life at the forefront. If you’re interested in starting a business in Sullivan County, learn about the permitting requirements below.

Sullivan County

Those who are interested in doing business within the County, visit www.sullivancounty.in.gov/ to learn more.

City of Sullivan

Those who are interest in doing business within the City, visit www.cityofsullivan.org/.


For the following permits within the City of Sullivan, citizens are encouraged to contact the Building Commissioner at (812) 268-6077.

General Business
This permit is for starting any type of business in the City of Sullivan.

Accessory Buildings
This permit includes the construction of porches, decks, garages, storage buildings (no permit required for buildings 96 sq. ft. or less on skids, but must meet set back and all ordinance requirements)

Multifamily Housing
For apartments, condominiums, townhouses

This permit is designed to minimize product damage and keep work environments safe for employees.

Industrial Permit

Institutional Permit
This permit is for entities such as churches, government and educational facilities.

This permit allows construction on sub-divisions.

Occupancy Permit
This permit advises how many residents live in an area.

Special Exceptions and Variances

Zoning Changes
This permit is for altering an area of any kind.

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