Sweet home Owen County. Owen County is home to an array of small businesses. Whether you’re interested in starting a local eatery, an experience-based business, services or more, there’s room to explore what Owen County has to offer. With scenic views and stellar quality of life, Owen County’s economic and business development opportunities are suitable for an array of business practices. For more information about starting a business in Owen County, check out the resources below. 


For the following permit types, citizens are encouraged to contact the Building Department. suzanne.simmerman@owencounty.in.gov
(812) 829-5017 ext. 2.

Residential Building Permit
This permit is obtained if someone wants to build a house or apartment.

Commercial Building Permit
This permit allows you or your contractor to proceed with a construction or remodeling project on your property.

Demolition Permit
This permit allows you to demolish any structure that requires a building permit to construct.

Residential and Non-Residential Electrical Permit
Installation of a single-phase electric circuit not exceeding 60 amperes at a nominal 120/240 volts which involves installation of household appliances, or for public and offices buildings.


For the following permit types, citizens are encouraged to contact the County Health Department. sheila.reeves@owencounty.in.gov
(812) 829-5017

Permanent Food Registration
This permit is to set up any sort of restaurant or bar

Septic Permit
This permit is for the installation and fixing of septic tanks.

Temporary Food Registration (Mobile Units)
This permit is to set up food trucks and vendors who want to set up for a limited amount of time.

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