Plan Commission



  • Issue building permits and conduct inspections.
  • Issue Certificates of Occupancy.
  • Enforcement of Unincorporated Lake County Zoning Ordinances.
  • Zone changes, subdivision approvals, change of use permits, special exceptions and variances.
  • Enforcement of Subdivision Ordinance Regulations.
  • Enforcement of Contractor's Licensing Ordinance (test and license contractors).
  • Investigates all zoning ordinance violations.
  • Handles contractor, building and zoning complaints in unincorporated area of Lake County.

Jurisdiction authority extends to unincorporated Lake County. No jurisdiction in incorporated areas.

Meetings: Third Wednesday, monthly at Lake County Government Center.

See Meeting Dates tab for up-to-date meeting dates

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Contact Us By Mail
2293 N. Main Street
Suite 11
Crown Point, IN 46307-1899

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Contact Us By Phone or Fax
Phone: 219-755-3700
Fax: 219-755-3712

Contact Us By E-Mail
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Ned Kovachevich
Title: Director
Phone: 219-755-3700
Fax: 219-755-3712

Email Ned Kovachevich

 Planning Department

Steve Nigro
Title: Planning and Building Administrator
Phone: 219-755-3700
Fax: 219-755-3712

Email Steve Nigro

Terryl Bish
Title: Plan Commission and BZA Secretary
Phone: 219-755-3700
Fax: 219-755-3712

Email Terryl Bish

 Building Department

Bob Bakalar
Title: Building Administrator
Phone: 219-755-3700
Fax: 219-755-3712

Email Bob Bakalar

George Mose
Title: Building Inspector

Sherri Summers
Title: Building Department Secretary

MaryBeth Naujokas
Title: Building Department Secretary


Robert Bauer
Title: Zoning Administrator
Phone: 219-755-3717

Email Robert Bauer

Thomas Giorgi
Title: Draftsman

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Last updated: 04-17-2021 09:30 AM