Business Planning

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals provides businesses with information on zoning and zoning changes.

Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Commission provides information on the issuance of tax exempt bonds to local businesses and industries and new businesses coming to the community in an attempt to expand the city’s tax base and to create new and better jobs for residents.

Plan Commission

The Plan Commission oversees planning and zoning issues that affect the city and also considers requests for variances from requirements that may be set out in the Valparaiso Municipal Code, zoning ordinances, or master plan.

Valparaiso Planning Department

Need help with site review, information on city zoning ordinances, or the city annexation policy? The city’s Planning Department can help! Contact Planning Director, Beth Shrader at (219) 462-1161 for more information. 

Redevelopment Commission

The Redevelopment Commission oversees the city’s two tax increment financing districts, which collect tax revenue within their districts and use the revenue for a variety of infrastructure projects.


Need help developing your business plan? Need information on the ins and outs of doing business in Valparaiso? There are several resources that can assist you in your transition to business owner.