Land Use & Zoning

The City of West Lafayette is a member of the Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County, Indiana and work under the Unified Zoning Ordinance.

Please contact the West Lafayette Building Department with Land Use and Zoning questions: 

  • Land and Building Use
  • Zoning
    1. Tippecanoe County Zoning Map
  • Variances
    1. West Lafayette variance requests are processed through the Area Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • How to find: Setbacks, Lot Area and Width, Lot Coverage, Height, and Parking requirements:
    1. Pull up Tippecanoe County Zoning Map.
    2. Type in your address or navigate on the map.
    3. Find the layer on the map that your property is shaded in. (R-1, GB, etc.)
    4. Go to Chapter 2 Zone Regulations of the Unified Zoning Ordinance and find specific information on your zone.
  • Green-space and Landscape Ordinance
  • Signage- How to find sign area for your property:
    1. Pull up Tippecanoe County Zoning Map.
    2. Type in your address or navigate on the map.
    3. Find the layer on the map that your property is shaded in. (R-1, GB, etc.)
    4. Go to Section 4-8-5 of the Unified Zoning Ordinance and find specific information on your zone. Building Department is happy to assist with specific questions.

Contact Us

Temporary City Hall - Former Happy Hollow Elementary School (more)
1200 N Salisbury St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Business: (765) 775-5167
  • Office Hours:
    8:00am - 4:30pm

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