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The Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County (APC) is the multi-jurisdictional planning agency serving the Cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, the Towns of Battle Ground, Clarks Hill and Dayton, and unincorporated Tippecanoe County. Created in 1959, its three primary functions are: Comprehensive Planning (plans and policies to shape the future); Current Planning (zoning and land division ordinances to implement the plans); and Transportation Planning (plans and strategies to serve all forms of future transportation needs).

The Area Plan Commission is a 15 member body of elected officials (2/3) and citizens (1/3) representing all 6 member jurisdictions. In addition, the APC is the governor-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) charged with transportation planning for our Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A 7-member Area Board of Zoning Appeals serves the community as the quasi-judicial body charged with hearing a variety of appeals that provide relief from specific terms of the zoning ordinance.

A planning department of professional and support staff assists the Area Plan Commission. Staff provides technical assistance to APC by reviewing zoning and development requests and providing written reports to the plan commission and the public. It also engages in all aspects of long-range comprehensive planning working with citizens and elected officials to shape the future of the community. Staff transportation planners model long-range transportation needs, developing solutions for congestion and safety for all modes of transportation from pedestrian to public transit.

The Area Plan Commission and its staff believe in providing quality service and the best products possible for the future of our community and enhanced quality of life.

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The Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County (TCAPC) disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or correctness of the information available on this site. In no event shall the TCAPC become liable to users of the information, or any other party, for any loss or damages, consequential or otherwise, including but not limited to time, money, or goodwill, arising from the use, operation or modification of the data. In using the information, users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the TCAPC for any and all liability of any nature arising out of, or resulting from, the lack of accuracy or correctness of the information, or the use of the information. To assist the Area Plan Commission in the maintenance of the information, users shall provide the Executive Director, at the address shown, information concerning errors or discrepancies found in using the information.

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