Suzanne Simmerman

[email protected]

Building Inspector


812-829-5017 ext. 2

60 S. Main St.
Spencer, IN 47460​


The Building department is now combined with GIS/Mapping for better service. All in one Office.

Each permit may have specific and/or individual issues; therefore ALL permits must be obtained in the Building Department Office located at 60 S. Main St, Spencer IN 47460. To help assure building safety, the Building Department works with local residents, builders, and developers to be sure residential and commercial building in the Owen County meets County building codes.


The Department’s duties include:

  • Issuing building permits for commercial and residential building.

  • Conducting building plan checks and inspections.

  • Assisting the public with building concerns, and code enforcement issues.




Driveway permits are issued by the County Highway dept.

or INDOT (if along state highway)

Please contact the office before sending in any payments

Planning Commission





Planning Commission Members:


Norman Warner


Donna McIntyre


Robin Cooper


Ernie Dufault


Mike Swafford



Bill Pursell


County Council Appointment

Amy Casebeer


Agricultural Extension Agent

Kenneth Sebastian


County Commissioner Appointment

Bob Curry



Board of Zoning Appeals

BZA Board Members:

County Council Appointment

Corbin Abrell


Planning Commission Appointment

Norman Warner

Robin Cooper


Beth Wood 


Sandy Wood

All Meeting After July 1st of 2021 will be in Person and Livestreamed on YouTube

Next Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for
October 18th  at 6:30 pm at the Owen Valley High School Auditorium and On YouTube. 
The Next meeting for the BZA will be updated at a later date.