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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

All Public Records Requests must be done on the form above and cannot be Emailed

Plan Commission

Plan Commission Members:

Norman Warner

Donna McIntyre

Bill Purcell

Mike Swafford

Chad VanRyn


Amy Meier


County Council Appointment

Amy Casebeer


Agricultural Extension Educator
Kenneth Sebastian


County Commissioner Appointment
Bob Curry




Board of Zoning Appeals

BZA Board Members:

County Council Appointment

Corbin Abrell

Planning Commission Appointment
Norman Warner


Dustin Combs

Beth Wood 


Sandy Wood

Next Plan Commission Meeting on February 21st at 6:30 pm in the County Commissioners room on the second floor. 
The Next meeting for the BZA will be February 16th at 7 pm in the Owen County Courthouse Commissioner Room on the second floor.
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